Click Here For Official Release (PDF)
Big Rapids, Mich. - Senior standout runner Katie Etelamaki (Ishpeming/Westwood) of the Ferris State University women's track and field/cross country squad recently was tabbed to the 2020 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District First Team.
The 2020 Academic All-District Teams, selected by CoSIDA, recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom. The CoSIDA Academic All-America program separately recognizes soccer honorees in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA.
Honorees selected First Team Academic All-District advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America ballot. Academic All-America honorees will be announced later this month.
Etelamaki earned All-America honors for the second consecutive year at the 2019 NCAA Division II National Cross Country Championships and was a three-time GLIAC Commissioner's Award recipient. Etelamaki competed individually at the national championships, posting a 23-second personal best and notching the second-fastest time in school history in Sacramento. Overall, she earned All-GLIAC First Team honors in cross country three-straight years and was a three-time All-Midwest Region choice.
This season, Etelamaki earned all-region cross country recognition with an 11th-place individual finish in a time of 21:18.8 in the D2 Midwest Regional Championships in Evansville, Ind. The two-time cross country All-American also claimed 2019 NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field All-America recognition and concluded her career as a 10-time NCAA national qualifier in track and field.
Etelamaki garnered GLIAC All-Academic Excellence Team honors for the fourth consecutive year and ranks among the Bulldogs' top five all-time performers in seven different events. On the track, she was also a NCAA Division II Provisional National Qualifier this winter.
The CoSIDA Academic All-District teams are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada.
The Division II and III CoSIDA Academic All-America programs are partially financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2019-20 Divisions II and III Academic All-America programs.