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Nov. 24, 2015

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Senior forward Makenzy Doniak (Chino Hills, Calif.) has been named CoSIDA Academic All-America selection, the organization announced with the release of its annual team on Tuesday (Nov. 24).

To be eligible for selection, student-athletes must hold a 3.30 GPA and not be in their first year of competition at the school. Academic All-America selections are made from first team Academic All-District winners from across the nation.

Doniak holds a 3.38 GPA in Speech Pathology and Audiology. She is the fourth Cavalier to earn the honor, joining Katie Tracy (2001), Gillian Hatch (2004) and Danielle Colaprico (2014) in recognition by the organization.

Virginia (19-1-2) is one of eight teams still competing in the 2015 season after advancing to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament this past weekend with a 2-0 win over No. 11 USC. The Cavaliers will host No. 9 Rutgers at 2 p.m. Friday with a berth to a third consecutive College Cup on the line.

Doniak currently paces the Cavalier offense with 14 goals and 11 assists for a total of 39 points on the season. She was named ACC Offensive Player of the Year and an All-ACC first team selection in a vote of the league coaches. She is a three-time All-ACC selection. Doniak also earned ACC All-Tournament honors after helping the Cavaliers to a draw in the championship match against Florida State.

The senior forward holds the Virginia career records for points (165), goals scored (64) and is one point away from becoming the first Virginia player to record three consecutive 40-point seasons. She set the single-game record at Virginia for goals with four against NC State (Oct. 28) and needs one game-winning goal to tie for the top spot in game-winning goals for her career.

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