CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia tennis player Carl Söderlund (Stockholm, Sweden) and swimmer Paige Madden (Mobile, Ala.) have been named to the 2020-21 CoSIDA Academic All-America Division I Men’s and Womens At-Large teams, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Both received first team honors.
Madden and Söderlund were voted Virginia’s top male and female athletes for the 2020-21 academic year. Söderlund earned the WINA Award as the top male athlete, while Madden claimed the IMP Award as UVA’s top female athlete for the second straight year. Söderlund is also a three-time winner of UVA’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year award.
Söderlund repeated as the ACC Men’s Tennis Player of the Year and the ACC Men’s Tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year. He was named the MVP of the ACC Championship after leading UVA to both the conference’s regular-season and tournament titles. The All-American and Atlantic Region Senior Player of the Year has been ranked nationally in the top-10 in both singles and doubles this year as he helped elevate his team to a top-three national ranking. He has been named UVA’s Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year in each of the last three years. He is the first player in program history to be a two-time Academic All-American after being named to the second team in 2019-20.
Madden, who won a silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics as part of Team USA’s 4x200m relay team, is a two-time ACC Women’s Swimming Scholar-Athlete of the Year. An ACC Postgraduate Scholarship Award winner was a Honda Sports Award Finalist for swimming & diving. Madden is a two-time ACC Swimmer of the Year and of the Meet. She led Virginia to its first-ever NCAA Championship title in 2021 after capturing three individual races and one relay title, the most of any swimmer at the meet. She holds 14 CSCAA All-America honors and is a 13-time ACC Champion. She was a third-team Academic All-American in 2019-20.