The 2016-17 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District Track/Cross Country Teams have been released to recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom.
Logan Allison, Capital, Jr. Gallipolis, Ohio, 3.83 Exercise sci. / pre-physical therapy
Allison recently qualified for the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships and was named All-Great Lakes Region for his performance in the triple jump. He is now a 10-time all-region selection after picking up four accolades in 2015-16, and a combined five this athletic season. He was a four-time all-region pick after the 2016-17 indoor season.
Tyler Neff, Mount Union, Jr. Navarre, Ohio, 3.65 Civil engineering
Neff won three events -- 200 meters, 400 meters, 4x200 meter relay at the OAC Indoor Championships on his way to OAC Indoor Sprint Athlete of the Meet honors. He placed second in the 400 meters at the OAC Outdoor Championships and was an NCAA qualifier to both indoor and outdoor championships.
Katie Goedecke, Mount Union, Jr. Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 3.88 Mathematics
Goedecke won two indoor OAC titles in the 55 meter dash and 4x200 meter relay along with an outdoor title in the 4x100 relay. She was the OAC Indoor Sprint Athlete of the Meet at the championships helping lead the Purple Raiders to the OAC team title. She was an NCAA qualifier in both indoors and outdoors.
Erin Kasper, Baldwin Wallace, Sr. Amherst, Ohio 4.00 Exercise science
Kasper qualified for the outdoor national meet for the second straight year with a career-best mark of five feet and seven inches in the high jump, which ranks tied for 11th in the nation.
Emily Richards, Ohio Northern, Jr. Delaware, Ohio 3.91 Biochemistry
Northern finished the 2017 outdoor campaign after tying for eighth nationally and posting the highest ever team finish at the National Championships behind Richards' national titles in the 800 and 1,500-meter runs.