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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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Maritim Voted OVC Male Track and Field Freshman of the Year

Posted on 27 February 2014 by admin


BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Eastern Kentucky University distance runner Ambrose Maritim has been voted the Ohio Valley Conference Co-Male Track and Field Freshman of the Year, the league office announced on Thursday.

Maritim posted the third-fastest 3,000 meters time in the conference (8:18.35) at the Rod McCravy Memorial on Jan. 24. He also ranks eighth in the OVC in the 5,000 meters (15:09.64) and 21st in the mile (4:20.21).

The native of Eldoret, Kenya is the fifth Colonel to earn OVC Male Freshman of the Year honor since 2005, joining Jacob Korir (2005), Shannon Davis (2008), Soufiane Bouchikhi (2010) and Mads Taersboel (2013).

Maritim – who will share Freshman of the Year honors with Southeast Missouri’s Chris Martin – was an All-Southeast Region performer during the cross country season and a key member of the EKU men’s team that ran at the NCAA Championships for the third consecutive year.

Maritim and the rest of the EKU track and field team will compete at the OVC Indoor Championships this weekend in Nashville.

2014 Indoor Track and Field Athletes of the Year
Male Track Athlete of the Year: Calvin Edwards, Eastern Illinois
Female Track Athlete of the Year: Hannah Wittman, Belmont
Male Field Athlete of the Year: Kevin Farley, Southeast Missouri
Female Field Athlete of the Year: Jatavia Wright, SIUE
Co-Male Freshman of the Year: Ambrose Maritim, Eastern Kentucky; Chris Martin, Southeast Missouri
Female Freshman of the Year: Amber Hughes, Tennessee State

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