June 27, 2013
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - University of Notre Dame track and field standouts Logan Renwick and Rebecca Tracy have been named to the Capital One Academic All-America® Division I Track & Field/Cross Country second team, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced Thursday.
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. Sports in the at-large program consist of women's bowling, men's and women's fencing, women's field hockey, men's and women's golf, men's and women's gymnastics, men's and women's ice hockey, men's and women's lacrosse, men's and women's rifle, women's rowing, men's and women's skiing, men's and women's swimming, men's and women's tennis, men's volleyball, men's and women's water polo and men's wrestling.
With the addition of Renwick and Tracy, eight Notre Dame student-athletes have earned academic All-America honors during the 2012-13 school year, while 231 have received recognition since 1952.
Since its first selection in 1988 (Tom Mick-third team), the University of Notre Dame men's and women's track & field and cross country teams have had 22 Academic All-Americans through the years, including most recent recipient, Andrew Hills (2012-third team).
Renwick, a 2013 all-BIG EAST outdoor honoree (long jump), is a two-time academic all-district V first team at-large selection. The junior placed third (7.62m) in the long jump at the 2013 BIG EAST Outdoor Championship and made an appearance at the NCAA East Preliminary meet in May.
A mechanical engineering major, Renwick sports a 3.89 grade point average (GPA).
Tracy, a three-time track and field All-American, graduated from Notre Dame with a 3.56 GPA in psychology and pre-professional studies. She represented the Irish on the track as a 2013 outdoor (1,500m - first team), a 2013 indoor (mile - first team) and a 2012 outdoor (1,500m - second team) All-American.
She also set a new meet, track and school record in the mile at the Alex Wilson Invitational (March 2), registering a time of 4:33.53.
The Irish veteran placed 96th (20:47.20-6K) at the 2012 NCAA Cross Country Championships after earning all-BIG EAST and all-Great Lakes Regional honors with a pair of 15th-place finishes. Tracy also won the 2012 National Catholic Cross Country Championship at Notre Dame with a winning time of 17.11.8.
About The Capital One Academic All-America Program
Capital One has been the entitlement rights holder to CoSIDA's Academic All-America teams programs since 2011.
This is the second year of the expanded Academic All-America® program as CoSIDA moved from recognizing a University Division (Division I) and a College Division (all non Division I) and has doubled the number of scholar-athletes honored. The expanded teams include NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III participants, while the College Division team combines NAIA, Canadian and two-year schools.
The Capital One Division II and III Academic All-America® program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures, to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2012-13 DII and DIII Academic All-America® teams program.