Academic Honors All Around


We got some smart kids, no question about that.  This week had announcements of both conference and national academic honors, and a number of them were awarded to HepsNation athletes.

Three HepsNation graduates were awarded Capital One Division 1 Academic All-American honors through the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) today.

To be eligible for Academic All-America consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.  The nominees are then voted on which level of distinction they would be honored, based on their season’s results and their GPA.

Penn’s Sam Mattis was the lone male HepsNation representative, earning Second-Team honors.flotrack-m-sc-kouba_side

Princeton’s Emily de La Bruyere and Harvard’s Paige Kouba were among the women honorees.  de La Bruyere was awarded Second-Team honors while Kouba was given Third-Team honors.  This is de La Bruyere’s second time earned all-district honors.

An additional eight athletes joined Mattis, de La Bruyere, and Kouba in receiving Academic All-District honors by CoSIDA at the end of May, the first step in the national Academic All-American selection:

Brown: Natalie Schudrowitz, Will Sheeran, O’Sha Williams, Ned Willig
Cornell: Caroline Kellner
Dartmouth: Brian Masterson
Harvard: Kouba, Courtney Smith
Penn: Mattis
Princeton: Carrington Akosa, de La Bruyere

Earlier this week, the Ivy League announced the Spring Academic All-Ivy honorees, where 18 track & field athletes were honored:

Brown: Williams, Willig
Columbia: Tait Rutherford, Natalie Tanner, Brittney Wade
Cornell: Kellner, Ben Rainero, Rudy Winkler
Dartmouth: Dana Giordano, Masterson
Harvard: Autumne Franklin, Kouba, Nikki Okwelogu
Penn: Thomas Pitt
Princeton: Chris Cook, de La Bruyere
Yale: James Randon, Frances Schmiede

Congrats to all of our student-athletes.

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