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Buccaneer distance runner named Second Team All-America
AUSTIN, Texas (June 26, 2014) – Junior track & field/cross country student-athlete Adam Chase (Kingsport, Tenn.) added yet another academic award to his resume as he was named Second Team Capital One Academic All-America® on Thursday, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Last season, Chase was awarded as a Third Team Capital One Academic All-America® honoree. The Kingsport native -- who was selected to the 2013-14 Capital One Men’s Academic All-District III First Team last month -- earned this year’s accolade by posting a 4.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) while majoring in mathematics. The junior was also previously named Atlantic Sun Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year in May for the second-straight season.
This year on the track, the distance runner competed in two individual events at the A-Sun Outdoor Championships, including a second-place finish in the 3000-meter steeplechase which landed him Second Team All-Conference honors. His season best in this event came at the Raleigh Relays with a time of 9:10.28 which ranked him among the top-80 in the NCAA Division I East Region. He also recorded a new personal best in the 5000-meter run at the War Eagle Invitational with a time of 14:56.20.
Senior distance runners Luke Caldwell of the University of New Mexico and Abbey D’Agostino of Dartmouth College 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., and Capital One Bank (USA), N. A., had $206.9 billion in deposits and $289.9 billion in total assets as of September 30, 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. 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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