Sun, Jun. 2, 2013 - [Men's Outdoor Track & Field]
The 2013 Capital One Academic All-District® Men's and Women's Track & Field/Cross Country Teams, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America, have been released to recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. Capital One has been the entitlement rights holder to CoSIDA's Academic All-America teams programs since 2011.
Kansas Wesleyan had two student-athletes selected to the Men's All-District 6 Team in Chase Wiedel and Cody Martus.
Martus, a senior from Erie, Colo., has been part of rebuilding of KWU Cross Country and Track programs over the last two years. He had a season best 8K Cross Country time of 27:21 and a season best 1500m time of 4:11 in Track. He was named Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete in Cross Country last fall and is a two-time Academic All-KCAC performer. He is a three-time Dean's Honor Roll honoree while majoring in nationally accredited Athletic Training program.
Wiedel, a senior from Hebron, Neb., has also been part of the rebuilding of KWU Cross Country and Track programs over the last two years. He had a season best 8K Cross Country time of 26:39 and a best 5000m time on the track of 15:52. He is a two-time Dean's Honor Roll honoree and eamed Academic All-KCAC honors in the fall. He will graduate next fall with a degree in Exercise Science – Pre-Physical Therapy.
Nominated by current CoSIDA members at their respective institutions, nominees to the Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-America® program must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.3 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) and must have attended their current institution for at least one full academic year and have reached sophomore athletic eligibility status.
First-team Academic All-District honorees advance to the Capital One Academic All-America® Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.