Blue Raider pair earn spots on the Academic All-District Women's Track/Cross Country Team
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- Lindsey Wilson's Reini Brickson and Sharon Ronoh earned spots on the Capital One Academic All-District Women's Track/Cross Country Team, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America on Thursday.
The team recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom.
To be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity performer, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at the current institution and be nominated by their sports information director.
Brickson earned NAIA All-American honors for her performance in race-walking at the national championships in May. The sophomore earned her spot on the academic all-district team with a 3.70 GPA as a Social Science Education major.
Ronoh was also an NAIA All-American after finishing third in the 5,000-meter run. The Timboroa, Kenya native has a 3.34 GPA in the Nursing program at Lindsey Wilson.
The Academic All-District teams are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada. This is the first year of the expanded program as CoSIDA moves from recognizing a University Division (Division I) and a College Division (all non Division I) and doubles the number of scholar-athletes honored.
The teams include NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III participants, while the College Division team combines NAIA, Canadian and two-year schools.