Ford Named to Academic All-District First Team
WICHITA FALLS, Texas - University of Colorado Colorado Springs senior sprinter Alan Ford secured a spot on the 2013 Capital One Academic All-District First Team released this morning by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Ford will advance for consideration for Academic All-America honors.
The Sports Information Directors in the South Central Region voted on the 10 first-team student-athletes. To qualify, athletes needed at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average and have completed at least two semesters at the current institution. The Academic All-America teams will be selected by the CoSIDA Board of Directors and the CoSIDA Academic All-America committee and will be announced June 26.
Ford earned two All-RMAC awards at the conference championships earlier this month and ran the second-fastest 400-meter time in UCCS history at the championships. He also has the fourth-fastest time in program history for the indoor 400 and scored at the conference meet for the Mountain Lions.
Ford has a 3.57 grade point average in game design and development and was a member of the UCCS President's Honor Roll in fall 2012 with a 4.00 semester GPA. He was an RMAC All-Academic First Team member in the outdoor season and a second team pick for the indoor season. Ford was also a U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic selection last season.
The CoSIDA Academic All-America program was established in 1952 to recognize the best academic and athletic student-athletes. UCCS has had four student-athletes in school history earn a spot on an Academic All-America team, including Mash Shaswar in men's soccer in fall 2012.
UCCS Players/Staff Featured
|Additional News Stories|
|July 24, 2013||UCCS Men Earn USTFCCCA Scholar Team Honor, English Fifth All-Academic Award||The University of Colorado Colorado Springs men's track and field team, the winner of the RMAC Brechler Awards for the indoor and outdoor season, earned Scholar Team honors from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association this morning.|
|June 11, 2013||UCCS Wins Brechler Awards for Men's Track & Field||The University of Colorado Colorado Springs men's indoor and outdoor track and field teams earned the inaugural Brelcher Award announced by the conference office Tuesday afternoon.|