The 2019 North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Men's Track and Field Senior Scholar Athlete, Nicholas Arnecke (Edmeston, N.Y.) of SUNY Delhi, was selected to the 2019 Google Cloud Academic All-District® Men's Track & Field/Cross Country Team, as announced yesterday.
The 2019 Google Cloud Academic All-District® Men's and Women's Track & Field/Cross Country Teams, selected by CoSIDA, recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom. The Google Cloud Academic All-America® program separately recognizes outstanding student-athletes in four divisions - NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA - and are divided into geographic districts across the United States and Canada.
Arnecke recently graduated with a 3.99 GPA and a degree in Hospitality Management. He ran the fastest 10,000-meter time in the conference this season (31:20.94) just days before finishing second in the event at the NAC Championship in a time of 34:14.90. He holds the second-fastest time in the conference in the 5,000-meter run (14:52.81), which he achieved two days before a third-place finish in the NAC Championship race (15:53.12).The Broncos won the NAC Championship, and also the Inter-Conference Championship with the GNAC and NECC.
First-team Academic All-District® honorees advance to the Google Cloud Academic All-America® ballot. Division III first-, second- and third-team (if applicable) Academic All-America® honorees will be announced June 25.
CoSIDA began the distinguished Google Cloud Academic All-America® program in 1952, and since then, has honored thousands of deserving student-athletes from numerous sports across all divisions with these elite Academic All-America® scholar-athlete honors. Deserving student athletes are nominated by campus Sports Information Directors who are dues-paying members of CoSIDA. To be nominated,a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) at his/her current institution. Nominated athletes must have reached sophomore standing and have participated in at least 50 percent of the team's games at the position listed on the nomination form
Currently, CoSIDA sponsors Academic All-America® programs for men's soccer, women's soccer, football, volleyball, men's basketball, women's basketball, baseball, softball and men's and women's track and field/cross country. Many other sports are eligible through the At-Large program.