Five Black Knights Named Academic All-District
CoSIDA announced that five members of the Army West Point Track and Field program have been honored as members of the 2020 Academic All-District Track & Field / Cross Country teams.
From the men's team, seniors Ben Petrella, Michael Renard and Jackson Sullivan received the honor. On the women's side, seniors Lynne Mooradian and Calli McMullen were named as members of the team.
The honor recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom. The CoSIDA Academic All-America program separately recognizes track & field/cross country honorees in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA.
Honorees selected first-team Academic All-District will advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America ballot. Academic All-America honorees will be announced from June 22-25.
It marks the second consecutive Academic-All-District nod for Petrella and Sullivan and the third straight for Mooradian. Both Petrella and Mooradian were named Academic All-Americans in 2019, with Mooradian also taking the nation's top honor as All-America of the Year in 2018. Both graduate as four-time Patriot League Scholar Athletes of the Year. This marks the first Academic All-District awards for Renard and McMullen, who add the academic honors to their long list of athletic honors of the course of their record-breaking careers.