CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - For the second-straight year, senior Tai Lucero (Odessa, Texas/Permian) has been named to the CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-American team. Lucero is the eighth student-athlete in school history to earn the honor twice.
Lucero was also named to the third team last year, as she became the first women's tennis player in school history to earn the honor. It is just the 10th time a women's tennis player from the Iowa Conference has earned the honor. Lucero joined Luther swimmer Clare Slagel as the only two Iowa Conference selections on the at-large team.
Lucero is one of 10 tennis player selected to the 30-member at-large team. The at-large team is selected from athletes that participate in women's bowling, women's crew, men's and women's fencing, women's field hockey, men's and women's golf, men's and women's gymnastics, men's and women's ice hockey, men's and women's lacrosse, men's and women's rifle, men's and women's skiing, men's and women's swimming and diving, men's and women's tennis, men's volleyball, men's and women's water polo and men's wrestling.
Earlier this spring, Lucero was selected to the CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District First Team. To be eligible for the CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District and All-American teams, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.3 GPA, be a sophomore or higher and have attended the school for at least a year. Nominees are voted on by Sports Information Directors across the region, based on their academic and athletic accomplishments. Lucero is a Biology major that finished her career with a 3.854 cumulative GPA.
Coe's all-time leader in career wins, Lucero finished her senior campaign with a 13-7 singles record and 18-9 doubles record. She was named the Iowa Conference MVP for the third time, as she helped the Kohawks to three-straight Iowa Conference Championships to end her career.
Lucero becomes the 39th Kohawk to be named to the CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District team. Coe has had 22 selections since joining the Iowa Conference, the third most in the league in that span.