By: Kenny Bybee (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Complete CoSIDA Release
AUSTIN – Rice senior thrower Evan Karakolis was selected to the 2016 Academic All-America Division I Track & Field/Cross Country First Team for a second straight year, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced on Friday.
Karakolis earned his third career CoSIDA Academic All-America honor after being selected to the first team in 2015 and the second team in 2014. The mechanical engineering student from Scarborough, Ontario carries a 4.0 G.P.A., and was awarded first-team All-American honors after placing fifth in the javelin at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon.
Since 2007 the Rice men’s track and field program has garnered 15 academic All-American awards.
To be eligible for Academic All-America consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.