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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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Meddles Named OVC Male Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year

Posted on 04 May 2013 by admin

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Eastern Kentucky University junior distance runner Wade Meddles has been named the Ohio Valley Conference Male Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year, the league office announced on Thursday.

Meddles posted a 13:52.16 in the 5,000 meters at the Stanford Invitational on March 29. That time is the fastest in the OVC by 23 seconds and currently ranks him No. 10 in the NCAA East Region and No. 29 in the country. It was also the fourth-fastest outdoor 5,000 meters time in EKU history.

Meddles was also a member of the EKU distance medley relay team that finished second only to Wisconsin with a time of 9:52.93 at the Sea Ray Relays on April 13. The native of Gardnerville, Nev. scorched the mile anchor leg with a 4:04 split.

A transfer from Azusa Pacific University, Meddles was named a cross country All-American in the fall after finishing 38th at the NCAA Championships in Louisville.

He is the fifth Colonel to be named the OVC Male Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year and the first since Stanley Mugo won it in 2009.

Other winners included Southeast Missouri’s Kevin Farley and Tennessee State’s Royce Dates (Co-Male Field), Eastern Illinois’ Calvin Edwards (Male Freshman), TSU’s Ashontae Jackson (Female Track), EIU’s Jade Riebold (Female Field) and SIUE’s Jessica Oranika (Female Freshman).

Meddles and the rest of the EKU track and field team will compete at the OVC Outdoor Championships this weekend in Charleston, Ill.

OVC Male Outdoor Track Athletes of the Year from EKU

2004 – Chris Franklin
2005 – Dallas Robinson
2008 – Jacob Korir
2009 – Stanley Mugo
2013 – Wade Meddles

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