Sarah Collins Named to CoSIDA Academic All-American Third Team

July 11, 2016

AUSTIN, Texas – It was announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) that Providence College women’s cross country and track standout Sarah Collins (Basel, Switzerland) was named to the 2016 Academic All-American Third Team for Track & Field/Cross Country.

A biology major with a 3.73 cumulative grade point average, Collins was a three-time USTFCCCA Cross Country All-American (2012, 2013, 2015) and a member of the 2013 NCAA Championship Cross Country team at Providence.

In 2015, the Friars captured the NCAA Northeast Regional championship and the BIG EAST Cross Country title, with Collins leading the way as an individual champion at the event.  In outdoor track, Collins has earned All-America accolades in the 5,000 meters (2014) and 10,000 meters (2016). She won the 2014 BIG EAST title in the 10,000 meters during the 2014 season. During the indoor season, Collins claimed All-America honors in the 5,000 meters (2016).

Collins was a four-time USTFCCCA All-Academic Team and BIG EAST All-Academic Team selection over her collegiate career and also was awarded the 2015-16 Scholar Athlete Sports Excellence Award for cross country by the BIG EAST.  Last month, the recent graduate was Providence College’s nominee for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award.  Collins is scheduled to return to Providence College in the fall as a graduate student with one year of NCAA eligibility remaining.

To be eligible for Academic All-America consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average 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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