AUSTIN, Texas – On Wednesday, June 21, Logan Allison of Capital University was named one of 45 males to the Academic All-America® Division III Track & Field/Cross Country Teams, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). The junior ends a stellar year by earning First Team Academic All-America® honors.
Logan Allison (Gallipolis, Ohio/Gallia Academy) is one six first-time selections on the first team. While Allison is the second male Capital track & field athlete to be eligible for Academic All-America® honors, and fifth between the men's and women's programs, he becomes the first Capital track & field athlete to earn a spot on the CoSIDA Academic All-America® Team.
Allison studies exercise science / pre-physical therapy at Capital and was also named Academic All-OAC for a second time, honoring student-athletes in the Ohio Athletic Conference for achieving a 3.50 or higher grade-point average.
To qualify for All-America honors, 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 or her current institution, and have spent at least one calendar year at the school. Nominated athletes must have participated in at least 50 percent of the team's games at their natural position. The junior was placed on the Division III Academic All-America® ballot after being named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District VII Team on May 25.
Allison exits his junior year a two-time athletic All-American after placing in the top-10 in the triple jump at both the NCAA Division III Indoor and Outdoor Championships. He was named the OAC Field Athlete of the Year after the conclusion of the conference indoor and outdoor seasons, and collected five total all-region accolades in 2017.
Capital has now placed at least one student-athlete on a CoSIDA Division III Academic All-America® team in every year dating back to 2012. (View all Academic All-Americans in Capital history)
The CoSIDA Division III Academic All-America® program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division III national governance structure, to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2016-17 Division III Academic All-America® teams program.