AUSTIN, Texas (June 25, 2015) – Senior track & field/cross country student-athlete Adam Chase (Kingsport, Tenn.) was named First Team Capital One Academic All-America® on Thursday, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
It’s the third straight year Chase has garnered Capital One Academic All-American status. Last season he was awarded Second Team honors and in 2013 was selected to the Capital One Academic All-District III First Team. Chase is one of nine repeat selections to be placed on the First Team.
The Kingsport native posted a perfect 4.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) while majoring in mathematics. This season he was one of 10 Southern Conference student-athletes to receive a SoCon Postgraduate Scholarship which grants him a $2,000 scholarship to go toward his graduate-level education.
During the cross country season Chase just missed out on All-SoCon cross country honors with a 15th –place finish at the SoCon Championships. He placed 30th overall with a 31:15.20 in the 10K at the NCAA South Regional Championships to help lead the Bucs’ men’s cross country team to a 13th place finish out of 22 teams.
Chase sustained his success into the spring season winning the steeplechase at the SoCon Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The previous season he won the steeplechase at the Atlantic Sun Conference Outdoor Championships with a meet-record time of 9:09.85. He was named the A-Sun Outdoor Track & Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year twice and was awarded the A-Sun Cross Country Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2013.
Seniors John Welk of the University of Nebraska and Rebecca Esselstien of the united State Air Force Academy were the recipients of the Capital One Academic All-America® of the Year award for the Division I Men’s and Women’s track and field and cross country programs.
About Capital One
Capital One Financial Corporation (www.capitalone.com) is a financial holding company whose subsidiaries, which include Capital One, N.A., and Capital One Bank (USA), N.A., had $206.9 billion in deposits and $289.9 billion in total assets as of September 20, 2013. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Capital One offers a broad spectrum of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients through a variety of channels. Capital One, N.A. has more than 900 branch locations primarily in New York, New Jersey, Texas, Louisiana, Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. A Fortune 500 company, Capital One trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “COF’ and is included in the S&P 100 index.
About the Academic All-America Program
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.
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