Crossroads League Earns Seven Academic All-District Awards


INDIANAPOLIS – The Crossroads League placed seven student-athletes on the 2017 CoSIDA Men’s and Women’s Track and Field and Cross Country Academic All-District Teams, with Taylor garnering six awards and Grace adding one.


On the men’s side, the Crossroads League claimed five of the 11 available spots on the CoSIDA Academic All-District II Team, with Micah Bragg, Benjamin Byrd, Tanner Dye and Matt Hall of Taylor being joined by Grace’s Joel Zook in receiving the honor.


Dye led the way on the men’s side, posting a 3.99 grade-point average in mathematics, with Zook right behind with a 3.98 grade-point average in Biblical studies. Byrd posted a 3.97 GPA in business finance, Bragg turned in a 3.93 GPA in political science, philosophy and economics and Hall registered a 3.87 GPA in computer science.


On the women’s side, Taylor represented the Crossroads League with two awards, as Rachel Blagg and Mae Elizabeth Gimre were each honored. Blagg led the way with a 3.92 GPA in biology, with Gimre right behind at 3.91 in elementary education.


All seven student-athletes will advance to the ballot for CoSIDA Academic All-America honors, which will be announced on June 20.


The CoSIDA Academic All-District and All-America Teams are designed to recognize outstanding achievements in the classroom, as well as on the court or field of play. In order to be eligible for the honor, an athlete must have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.30 or higher on a 4.0 scale, have reached sophomore status academically and have participated in over half of the team’s competitions as a key contributor during the current season.