Bey & Kemper Earn Track CoSIDA Academic All-District Award
Both Honorees Will Advance To The CoSIDA Academic All-American Ballot
DENTON – Seniors Connor Bey and Susie Kemper were named to the 2016 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District track & field teams, announced Thursday.
Bey, a senior from Celina had a 3.94 GPA in computer science, earns his first CoSIDA academic all-district award. Bey is a two-time C-USA all-academic team member and finished sixth in the C-USA outdoor championships in the 400-meter dash. Bey also competes in the 200-meter dash, 4x100-meter relay team, 4x400-meter relay team and on the distance medley relay team.
Kemper, a senior from Liberty Hill had a perfect 4.0 GPA in English, picked up her first CoSIDA academic all-district award. Kemper finished fourth at the C-USA outdoor championships in the 1500-meter run and was 18th in the 5,000 meter run at the C-USA outdoor championships. Kemper also competes in the 800-meter run, 4x800 meter relay team and the distance medley relay team.
Only first teams were chosen for at-large district recognition, so all honorees will advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America® Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected in June.
The Academic All-District™ teams include student-athletes that are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada. This is the fifth year of the expanded Academic All-America® program as CoSIDA moved from recognizing a University Division (Division I) and a College Division (all non-Division I) and has doubled the number of scholar-athletes honored. The expanded teams include NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III participants, while the College Division Academic All-America® Team combines NAIA, Canadian and two-year schools.
For more information about the Academic All-District and Academic All-America Teams program, please visit the Academic All-America® webpage on the CoSIDA.com website.