Chase Receives Capital One Academic All-America Honor

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Buccaneer distance runner named Third Team All-America

TOWSON, Md.  (June 27, 2013) – Sophomore Adam Chase (Kingsport, Tenn.) continued racking up academic honors as the ETSU track & field/cross country scholar-athlete was named Third Team Capital One Academic All-America® on Thursday.

Chase, who was selected to the 2012-13 Capital One Men’s Academic All-District III First Team last month, has registered a cumulative 4.0 grade point average (GPA) while majoring in mathematics. The Kingsport, Tenn. native was also named 2013 A-Sun Men’s Track & Field Student Athlete of the Year earlier in May.

On the track, the sophomore took gold at the 2013 A-Sun Outdoor Championships with a personal best time of 9:09.85 in the 3000m steeplechase, a time that propelled him to First Team All-Conference honors in the event and among the top-80 in the NCAA East Region. In addition, Chase led all A-Sun runners in the steeplechase, while his time of 32:20.61 in the 10,000m ranked ninth in the league. The Kingsport native also registered personal bests this indoor season with a 4:20.42 time in the mile run and a mark of 8:41.31 in the 3000m run. In the fall, Chase received Second Team All A-Sun honors after finishing 13th with a time of 25:26.7 at the conference championship.

Senior distance runners Andy Bayer (Indiana) and Jordan Hasay (Oregon) were chosen as the winners 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, respectively.

About Capital One

Capital One Financial Corporation (www.capitalone.com) is a financial holding company whose subsidiaries, which include Capital One, N.A., Capital One Bank (USA), N. A., and ING Bank, fsb, had $216.5 billion in deposits and $294.5 billion in total assets outstanding as of March 31, 2012. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Capital One and ING Direct offer 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 approximately 1,000 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.

Capital One, an NCAA Corporate Champion, began its affiliation with college sports with the sponsorship of the 2001 Capital One Florida Citrus Bowl (now the Capital One Bowl) and ESPN’s Capital One Bowl Week. In addition, Capital One sponsors the ABC College Football Halftime Report, Capital One All-America Mascot team, Capital One Academic All-America® Program, and supports all 89 NCAA Championships including the Division I Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships, and numerous other collegiate athletics programs.

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.

Since the program’s inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 18,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.

For more information about the Academic All-America® Teams program, please visit www.cosida.com.

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