DENVER – Senior Daniel Howell of Utah State and sophomore Hannah Kiser of Idaho have been named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America® Division I Men’s and Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country Teams, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Howell earned first team honors, while Kiser was named to the second team.
Howell, a senior wildlife sciences & rangeland resources major with a 3.96 grade-point average, is a 14-time first team All-WAC honoree during his career. A native of Manti, Utah, he won the 3,000m and 5,000m at the 2012 WAC Indoor Championships, while also capturing the 3,000m steeplechase and 5,000m titles at the 2012 WAC Outdoor Championships. Howell has won five individual WAC titles during his career and is an 11-time Academic All-WAC and two-time USTFCCCA Academic All-District recipient.
Kiser, a sophomore double-major with a 4.0 G.P.A. in molecular biology and biochemistry from Wenatchee, Wash., led the Vandal women to the 2011 WAC team cross country title with a runner-up finish at the WAC Championship. Kiser went on to collect three gold medals at the 2012 WAC Indoor Track and Field Championship, running the anchor leg of Idaho’s champion distance medley relay as well as winning the 3000- meter run and the mile run. An automatic NCAA qualifier for the 3,000m, she finished 13th at the 2012 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championship. Kiser is a five-time Academic All-WAC recipient.
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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