Six Ivy Leaguers — including indoor national champions Abbey D’Agostino of Dartmouth and Peter Callahan of Princeton — have been named to the Capital One Academic All-District teams and move forward to the national ballot.
D’Agostino, a junior from Topsfield, Mass., carries a 3.67 grade-point average in psychology. She is also a three-time NCAA Champion and will be looking to defend her Outdoor 5k title this week in Eugene, Ore. Callahan, a senior from Evanston, Ill., is a history major with a 3.40 GPA. He anchored the Tigers’ NCAA championship distance medley relay, but has been sidelined with injury most of the outdoor season. He will run at the University of New Mexico next year as a graduate student.
Columbia junior sprint star Marvellous Iheukwumere (Austin, Texas) also shines in the classroom with a 3.86 GPA in psychology. In May she swept the 100- and 200-meter dashes at Heps. Cornell junior Devin McMahon (Redmond, Wash.), who helped the Big Red to the Heps cross country title in the fall, has a 4.00 in biological sciences.
Yale had the final two awardees. Senior Dakota McCoy (Wexford, Pa.) was a 400-meter hurdles for the Bulldogs, but also carries a 3.94 GPA in ecology and evolutionary biology. She will be off to Great Britain in the fall as one of the nation’s 32 Rhodes Scholars. Senior Matt Thwaites (Burlington, Vt.) is a distance runner for the Elis who carries a 3.84 GPA in economics and political science. He ran personal bests in both the 5k and 10k this season.
These six first-team Academic All-District honorees advance to the Capital One Academic All-America Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.