GREENWOOD, Ind.– Senior long-distance runner Andrew Kent and senior jumper Bria Matthews were both announced as members of the 2020 Academic All-District® Men’s and Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country Teams, selected by CoSIDA on Friday.
The teams recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances in athletic competition and in the classroom. 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.
The 2020 Academic All-District Teams for Men’s Track & Field/Cross Country can be found here. The 2020 Academic All-District Teams for Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country can be found here. The list for 2019-20 Teams and Honorees can be found here.
Both Jackets were part of the NCAA Division I – District 4 (AL, FL, GA, PR, SC) section, earning First Team honors. Kent majored in Mechanical Engineering while averaging a 3.53 GPA. Matthews averaged a 3.76 GPA in graduate classes after having a 3.66 GPA in Electrical & Computer Engineering. At the 2020 Atlantic Coast Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships in late February Kent earned Second Team All-ACC honors in the men’s 3000m run, while Matthews secured her sixth career ACC title after taking first in the women’s triple jump.
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