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Two Track and Field Colonels Earn USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors

Posted on 25 July 2014 by admin





NEW ORLEANS – Two Eastern Kentucky University track and field student-athletes – Ann Eason and Ole Hesselbjerg – earned U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic honors for the 2013-14 season.

To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team, a student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or better and met one of the following criteria: for the indoor season, finished the regular season ranked in the national top 96 in an individual event or ranked in the national top 48 (collective listing) in a relay event on the official NCAA POP list provided by TFRRS.org; for the outdoor season, participated in any round of the NCAA Division I Championships (including preliminary rounds).

The EKU women’s track and field teams was also named a USTFCCCA All-Academic Team by the organization. The EKU women – who posted a 3.23 GPA this past year – were one of 208 teams nationally to earn All-Academic Team honors. A team must have maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better to receive the award.

Eason, an elementary education major from Lexington, was named the Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Female Track Athlete of the Year and won both the 5,000 meters and 1,500 meters at the OVC Outdoor Championships. She also broke EKU’s 36-year old women’s 5,000 meters record with a 16:03.87 at the Stanford Invitational. Eason currently has a 3.97 cumulative GPA.

Hesselbjerg, a physics major from Charlottenlund, Denmark, earned first team All-America honors for the second straight season and became EKU’s first NCAA track medalist since 2008 when he finished third in the finals of the men’s 3,000-meter steeplecase at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Oregon. He posted a personal-best time of 8:38.75 during the performance. Hesselbjerg currently has a 3.30 cumulative GPA.



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Eason Named Capital One Academic All-American

Posted on 26 June 2014 by admin


AUSTIN, Texas – Eastern Kentucky University junior Ann Eason has been voted a 2013-14 Capital One second team Academic All-American for women’s track and field / cross country by the members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Eason was one of the top distance runners in the country this past year. The native of Lexington, Ky. was ranked No. 13 in the NCAA East Region in the 5,000 meters this spring with a school-record time of 16:03.87. She was also named the 2014 Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Female Track Athlete of the Year and won both the 5,000 meters and 1,500 meters at this year’s conference outdoor championships.

During the cross country season, Eason was named the OVC Female Runner of the Year for the second straight fall and helped lead the EKU women’s team to its seventh conference title in the last eight years.

In the classroom, the elementary education teaching major carries a 3.95 GPA and was recently inducted into Chi Alpha Sigma, a national honor society recognizing student-athletes with 60 hours or more, who have a 3.4 or higher cumulative GPA, have earned a varsity letter and are of high moral character.

Eason is one of only two OVC student-athletes to be named a women’s CoSIDA Academic All-American for track and field / cross country, joining third-team selection Molly Basch of Austin Peay.

To be nominated for Academic All-America honors, a student-athlete must carry at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) for his/her career. No athlete is eligible until he/she has reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at his/her current institution (thus, true freshmen, redshirt freshmen and ineligible transfers are not eligible). In the cases of transfers, graduate students and junior college graduates, the athlete must have completed one full calendar year at the nominating institution to be eligible.

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