|Griewisch Earns Academic All-District Honors|
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|Saturday, 04 June 2011 15:56|
Lenoir-Rhyne University's Kate Griewisch has been named to the 2011 Capital One Academic All-District III College Division First Team for Women's Track and Field & Cross Country as selected by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America).Griewisch, a junior from Banner Elk, N.C., is the first athlete of any gender in Lenoir-Rhyne history to earn All-American honors in two different sports (cross country & outdoor track and field).
In May, Griewisch ran a school-record 34:21 to finish sixth out of 18 runners in the women's 10,000-meter finals at the 2011 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field National Championships in Turlock, Calif., en route to All-American accolades.
Griewisch holds several other school records in track and field as well - 1,500-meters (4:41), 5,000-meters (17:01) and the indoor 5K (16:45) - and was one place off of earning All-American honors in the women's 5,000-meter run at the D-II Indoor Track and Field National Championships in March in Albuquerque, N.M.
Griewisch is also a two-time All-American in women's cross country (2009 and 2010) and has won the past two NCAA Division II Women's Cross Country Southeast Regional races.
A three-time All-South Atlantic Conference Women's Cross Country First-Team honoree (2008-10), Griewisch finished first at the 2009 league championship race.
Griewisch, a biology major with a 3.81 grade point average, earned Academic All-District accolades for the second straight year and was named the 2009 and 2010 South Atlantic Conference Women's Cross Country Scholar-Athlete Of The Year.
The Academic All-District ® teams include student-athletes from eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada. The University Division team includes NCAA Division I participants, while the College Division team combines NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III, NAIA, Canadian and two-year schools.
First-team Academic All-District ® honorees advance to the Capital One Academic All-America® Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.
2011 Capital One Academic All-District III
College Division First Team
Women's Track and Field/Cross Country
Ashley Allen, LYNCHBURG, Sr., Richmond, Va., 3.96, Athletic training
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