The Slippery Rock University track and field and cross country teams landed three student-athletes on the Capital One Academic All-America team announced Wednesday by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Kevin Jewel, a physical education major from North Versailles, was named to the men's first team, while Kara Styles, an SRU graduate student from Windber, and Stephanie Case, a May graduate from Columbiana, Ohio, were named to the women's second team.
In order to be eligible to be nominated for the Capital One Academic All-America program, a student-athlete must be at least a sophomore academically, have earned a cumulative grade point average at or above 3.3 and have significant athletic credentials. All first team Academic All-District selections advance to the national ballot, where a committee of sports information directors selects the Academic All-America team.
Jewel, Styles and Case were all named to the Academic All-District first team and followed by being named to the Academic All-America team, regarded as one of the highest academic honors a collegiate athlete can earn. Jewel and Case are first time selections to the Academic All-America team, while Styles is a repeat selection.
With the three track and field/cross country Academic All-Americans, Slippery Rock University now has a total of 70 Academic All-Americans at the institution since 1970. That number ranks sixth among all NCAA Division II institutions and first among all PSAC and Atlantic Region institutions. For a list of SRU’s all-time Academic All-Americans, visit:
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