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Printiss earns Academic All-America honors

Special to the Times
The Apalach Times

Tallahassee Community College two-sport standout Genevieve Printiss landed another academic honor on Monday when she was named to the 2020 Academic All-America College Division Women’s At-Large Team.

Selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), the college division includes all two-year institutions (NJCAA, CCCAA, NWAC), Canadian institutions and any United States four-year institutions not affiliated with the NCAA or NAIA.

Despite the cancellation of spring competition due to COVID-19, CoSIDA continued its sponsorship of the Academic All-America awards program, with student-athletes selected based on career statistics.

Printiss was one of 10 female scholar-athletes recognized, and one of only three who achieved a perfect 4.0 grade point average. The 10-member team had an average GPA of 3.85.

A native of Carrabelle, and a 2018 graduate of Franklin County High School, Printiss graduated from TCC in May following a career that covered time on both the trails and track. A two-year letter winner in cross country, she was about to embark on her sophomore season in track when the COVID-19 pandemic ended the 2020 season just as it was getting started.

In 2019, she finished third at the FCSAA Cross Country Championships to earn All-State honors and placed 67th overall at the NJCAA Championships in Albuquerque, New Mexico. As a freshman, she qualified for the NJCAA Division I Track Championships in the 1500m.

Printiss’ impressive list of academic accolades includes 2020 NATYCAA Scholar-Athlete Honorable Mention, two-time NJCAA Scholar All-America by the NJCAA Cross Country Coaches Association, the 2020 FCSAA Larry Monts Scholar-Athlete Award for women's cross country, and 2020 TCC Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

As a freshman, she earned First-team All-Academic honors from the NJCAA and was named All-Academic by both the FCSAA and Panhandle Conference – and she will repeat each of those as they are released during the summer.

Printiss is Tallahassee’s first CoSIDA Academic All-American.