Karakolis Earns Academic All-American Honors

Evan Karakolis was named to the Capital One Academic All-American First-Team.
June 25, 2015

By Kenny Bybee (kab10@rice.edu)

AUSTIN, Texas –
Rice junior thrower Evan Karakolis was named to the Capital One Academic All-American Men’s Track & Field/Cross Country First Team, the organization announced Thursday afternoon.

Karakolis is a Mechanical Engineering major (4.09 GPA) and earlier this season was named to both the CoSIDA All-Academic District 7 team and the C-USA All-Academic squad.

A repeat Academic All-American winner (Second Team) from 2014, Karakolis competed in the javelin (14th) at the NCAA West Prelims, won three individual titles and placed fourth at the C-USA Championships this past season. In addition Karakolis broke his own school record in the javelin with a winning throw of 72.76m at the Texas Southern Relays and was named the C-USA Outdoor Male Athlete of the Week on March 24.

Since 2007, Rice’s men’s track and field athletes have garnered 14 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 GPA 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.



Karakolis’ season hasn’t concluded quite yet. The Scarborough, Ontario native will be competing in the Pan American Games for Canada in Edmonton on Thursday, July 2 at 12:30 p.m. (CT).





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