The College Sports Information Directors Association (CoSIDA) recently released the Academic All-District Teams for women’s cross country/track and field, with Georgia College junior Sarah Mae McGowan (Johns Creek) taking a spot on the list.

McGowan makes her first appearance on this list, owning a 4.00 in nursing, one of just three perfect GPAs on the District 3 Team.

“Sarah is outstanding in every way and we are thrilled that she has received this recognition,” said Wendell Staton, director of athletics and interim cross country coach. “She is a hard worker, a loyal teammate and is filled with positive energy any time you see her.  She exemplifies the holistic excellence we strive for with the Georgia College student-athlete experience.”

This is the fourth such honor for GC women's cross country all-time, with Sarah Wilder making the team last season, and the other two belonging to Rachel Pasko in 2015 and 2016.

McGowan will now advance to the All-America ballot, with results announced June 24.

The Academic All-District® teams include the student-athletes listed at the link above and are divided into geographic districts across the United States and Canada. The Academic All-America® program separately recognizes honorees in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and College Division. The College Division includes all NAIA, Canadian, two-year schools and other affiliations.

 

GC cross country’s Olmstead named Academic All-District

The College Sports Information Directors Association (CoSIDA) recently released the Academic All-District Teams for men’s cross country/track and field, with Georgia College senior Shawn Olmstead (Buford) taking a spot on the list.

Olmstead makes his first appearance on this list, owning a 3.85 in exercise science.

“What a fitting way for Shawn to close out his fantastic career as a student-athlete at Georgia College,” said Staton. “He is the model student-athlete and his teammates and coaches will all tell you that he is reliable, loyal and a fantastic teammate in every way. “We pride ourselves in ‘Graduating Champions for Life’ and Shawn personifies this slogan.”  

Olmstead was the only Peach Belt Conference (PBC) men’s runner to appear on the 10-member list.

This is the third such honor for Bobcat men’s cross country all-time, as Olmstead joins Brennan Silliman in 2019 and James Ryden in 2016.

Olmstead will now advance to the All-America ballot, with results announced June 24.

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