AUSTIN, Texas – University of Tampa cross country/track standout Julia Lockridge has been named to the 2018-19 Google Cloud Academic All-America® Division II Men's and Women's Track/Cross Country teams, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
The Division II Academic All-America® program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division II national governance structure to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2018-19 Division II Academic All-America® teams program.
A first team all-district performer, Lockridge recently concluded her junior year at UT. The Stuttgart, Germany native is majoring in allied health. In 2018, she was a top-five runner for the Spartans in five of her seven races. She also competed in the NCAA South Regional, finishing third among all Spartans and 29th overall. She becomes the first UT runner since Alison Macsas in 2005 to earn Academic All-America distinction.
Williams has been selected as the recipient of the Google Cloud Academic All-America® Team Member of the Year for Division II men's track/cross country, while Konieczek has been tabbed the Google Cloud Academic All-America® Team Member of the Year award winner for women's track/cross country.
Williams is a four-time Google Cloud Academic All-America® honoree, who recently completed his biology degree at Colorado State University – Pueblo with a 3.99 GPA. He is also a three-time recipient of the NCAA Elite 90 Award and was a six-time Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Academic Athlete of the Year honoree. Earlier this week, Williams was named the 2019 RMAC Man of the Year award winner.
After transferring from Carroll University in 2013-14, Williams helped restart the men's cross country and track and field programs. During his time with the Pack, he made 10 trips to the NCAA Division II National Championships, earned 14 All-America honors, which includes posting five top three performances at nationals and claimed six individual RMAC Championship titles. The ThunderWolves cross country and track and field programs went from a defunct program in 2013-14 to finishing fourth the last two years in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Program of the Year standings.
The 17 CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division II men's track/cross country first team members hold a composite 3.89 GPA. Thirteen members of the 45-player first, second and third teams honorees hold a perfect 4.00 cumulative GPA. Fifteen CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division II men's track/cross country selections are repeat picks from the 2017-18 honor listing, including three student-athletes making the 2016-17 first team. The repeat performers from the men's team include Augustana University's Josh Barrows, Tiffin University's Davis Bowers and Cameron Burrows, Stonehill College's Alex Demeule, Colorado Mesa University's Nolan Ellis, Colorado School of Mines' Josh Evans, East Central University's Larry Filer, Northwood University's Rami Gharsalli, University of Alabama in Huntsville's Brydon Groves-Scott, University of Indianapolis' Austin Hogan, Western Oregon University's Tyler Jones, Florida Tech's Matthew Kraska, Molloy College's Brian Michels, Williams and Pittsburg State University's Levi Wyrick.
Now a two-time Google Cloud Academic All-America® Team Member of the Year award winner for women's track/cross country, Konieczek finished her career at Western Colorado with a 3.88 GPA with a degree in exercise and sport science. She was a 10-time RMAC All-Academic selection and has been named RMAC Academic Athlete of the Year three times.
Konieczek recently capped her stellar career with the Mountaineers by capturing the national championship in the steeplechase at the 2019 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field National Championships. The national title was the third of her career in the event and her ninth overall national championship at Western Colorado. She is a 14-time All-America honoree and was selected the USTFCCCA South Central Region 2018 Cross Country Athlete of the Year and the 2019 Women's Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year.
The 16 CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division II women's track/cross country first team members hold a composite 3.90 GPA. Twenty-one members of the 45-player first, second and third teams honorees hold a perfect 4.00 cumulative GPA. Ten CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division II women's track/cross country selections are repeat picks from the 2017-18 honor listing, including three student-athletes making the 2016-17 first team. The repeat performers from the women's team Grand Valley State University's Sarah Berger, Pittsburg State University's Jena Black, Colorado School of Mines' Chloe Cook and Megan Wenham, Chico State's Karlie Garcia, Northern Michigan University's Shayla Huebner, Western Colorado University's Alicja Konieczek, University of Alaska Anchorage's Caroline Kurgat, Azusa Pacific University's Eileen Stressling, and Carson-Newman University's Rebekah White.
2018-19 Academic All-America ®
Women's Cross Country/Track & Field Team
NCAA Division II
Name School Yr. GPA Major
Sarah Berger (1, @, %) Grand Valley State University Gr. 3.73/3.73 Physician Assistant Studies
Jena Black (1) Pittsburg State University Sr. 3.97 Political Science
Madeline Campbell Mississippi College Sr. 4.00 Interdisciplinary Studies
Chloe Cook (3) Colorado School of Mines Gr. 3.90/4.00 Materials Science
Katherine Ferrara Merrimack College Jr. 4.00 Mathematics
Karlie Garcia (2) Chico State Gr. 4.00/4.00 Education
Lauren Huebner Saginaw Valley State University Jr. 3.90 Occupational Therapy
Alicja Konieczek (1, @) Western Colorado University Sr. 3.88 Exercise & Sport Science
Caroline Kurgat (1) University of Alaska Anchorage Sr. 3.47 Medical Laboratory Science / Nursing
Haven Lander Pittsburg State University So. 4.00 English
Nicole McMillen Tusculum University Sr. 3.92 Business Management
Courtney Nelson Pittsburg State University Sr. 3.90 Interior Design
Rachel Ray Missouri Southern State University Sr. 4.00 Kinesiology
Skylyn Webb University of Colorado Colorado Springs Gr. 3.93/3.51 Psychology (UG) Psychology (G)
Megan Wenham (1) Colorado School of Mines Sr. 4.00 Mechanical Engineering
Olivia Woods Western Oregon University Sr. 3.85 Psychology
Name School Yr. GPA Major
Athina Amanor Spring Hill College Jr. 4.00 Pre-Med / Cell & Molecular Biology
Renea Ambersley Lincoln University Sr. 3.51 Wellness
Alicia Belko California University of Pennsylvania Gr. 3.87/4.00 Exercise Science & Health Promotion
Elena Bisotto Missouri Southern State University So. 4.00 Biology
Devanique Brown San Francisco State Sr. 3.96 Broadcasting & Electronic Arts Communications
Addison Cantor Florida Southern College Jr. 4.00 Biochemistry / Molecular Biology
Emma Driggers Francis Marion University Jr. 4.00 History / French
Hannah Flemming Florida Southern College So. 4.00 Philosophy / Political Science
Arianna Fuentes Cal State San Bernardino Sr. 4.00 Social Work
Madison Goen Grand Valley State University Jr. 3.92 Biomedical Sciences
Hanna Groeber Grand Valley State University Sr. 3.84 Biomedical Sciences
Leah Hanle University of Mount Olive Jr. 3.75 Psychology
Stephanie Mattson Bentley University Sr. 3.97 Actuarial Science / Business Studies
Brianna Schmitz Emporia State University Gr. 3.96/4.00 Physical Education
Name School Yr. GPA Major
Chelsea Bone Concordia University - Portland Sr. 3.95 Business
Nicole Bouma Colorado State University - Pueblo So. 4.00 Biology
Diana Cauldwell Lincoln University Sr. 3.64 Wellness
Lauren Fairchild Colorado State University - Pueblo Jr. 3.49 EXHPR: Strength & Conditioning
Carly Gregas East Stroudsburg University Sr. 3.99 Speech Pathology
Carley Hale Southern Arkansas University Jr. 4.00 Art & Design-Media / Marketing
Shayla Huebner (3) Northern Michigan University Sr. 3.92 Sport Science
Julia Lockridge University of Tampa Jr. 4.00 Allied Health
Rachel Meyers Oklahoma Christian University Sr. 3.97 Nursing
Piper Misse Pittsburg State University Jr. 4.00 Nursing
Lucie Noall Queens University of Charlotte Sr. 3.95 Biology
Gina Patterson Grand Valley State University Sr. 3.82 Exercise Science
Hailey Streff Colorado State University - Pueblo So. 3.98 Biology
Eileen Stressling (3, #) Azusa Pacific University Sr. 3.65 Music: Piano Performance
Rebekah White (3) Carson-Newman University Sr. 4.00 Exercise Science
Sarah Wilder Georgia College Sr. 4.00 Chemistry
Google Cloud Academic All-America® Team Member of the Year: Alicja Konieczek, Western Colorado University
(1) – CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division II first team selection in 2017-18
(2) – CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division II second team selection in 2017-18
(3) – CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division II third team selection in 2017-18
(@) – CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division II second team selection in 2016-17
(#) – CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division II third team selection in 2016-17
(%) – CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division II second team selection in 2015-16