Carston Dammann Named To CoSIDA Academic All-District Track & Field/Cross Country Team

Sara Groenewegen was named to the 2017 Academic All-America team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

The native of Mona, Utah, also holds the outdoor school record in the 3,000m with a time of 9:40.52, which she set in her first collegiate meet in 2016 at the UC Irvine-hosted Anteater Invitational.

A 2016-17 A-10 Indoor Track Academic All-Conference selection, Shaffer owns an impressive 3.96 GPA as a systems engineering major.

Academic All-District selections must have at least a 3.30 GPA.

Harre graduated from SIU with a 3.91 cumulative grade-point average, as she earned her bachelor's degree in animal science. He is a multiple Whitesides Scholar-Athlete recipient and has earned academic all-conference accolades and Mountain West Scholar-Athlete honors two times apiece. She carries a 4.00 GPA as a graduate student at Dollars.

"This is an incredible honor for these two athletes and our program", noted Joseph, who recently completed her 24th season at Michigan State and won her 800th career game on May 12 at Michigan. She also ranks in a tie for second all-time in the Spartan annals in saves (11), is sixth in innings pitched (537.0), and falls eighth in career victories (38). During the indoor season, the sophomore posted a personal best in the 60m hurdles at 8.36 to repeat as conference champion. The NCAA East Regional will be streamed live by the NCAA beginning at 9 p.m. ET on Thursday. The recognition was the second in as many years for Wieland.

First-team Academic All-District members advance to the Academic All-America ballot. The Academic All-America Team will be announced in June.

District VIII is made up of schools from Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Canada.

  • Julie Sanders