July 1, 2013
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Chelsea Oswald picked up another off the track accolade as she was named a Second-Team Capital One Academic All-America Division I track and field/cross country team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Oswald has enjoyed a banner 2012-13 season both on and off the track. She was elected to the All-Academic team for the first time in her career.
She was named 2013 SEC H. Boyd McWhorter Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year recipient. The McWhorter Award goes to the conference’s top scholar-athlete across all sports, and she also was named SEC track and field Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
Oswald was also named First Team All-SEC as she won two conference championships – at 5,000 and 10,000 meters – last weekend at the SEC Meet.
She set the SEC 10K record, and was fewer than two seconds off the conference 5K record.
Oswald is an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship recipient and also the recipient of the NCAA Elite 89 Award, which goes to the competitor with the highest grade point average at each of the NCAA Championships. She won the award for the indoor season.
Oswald has been a member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll, the Athletics Director’s Honor Roll and the Dean’s List each semester of her collegiate career. She has maintained a 4.0 GPA throughout her college career, and was a 2012 USTFCCCA All-Academic selection.
She has maintained a 4.0 grade point average throughout her college career, as she recently graduated with a degree in Biology.
Oswald was a 2012 cross country All-American and 2013 indoor track and field All-American in the distance medley relay and at 3,000 meters. She was First Team All-SEC for the 2012 cross country season as she was Bronze Medalist at the Conference Championship. She finished the 2013 season as an honorable mention All-America at both 5 and 10K.
The Medina, Ohio native was selected to the 2013 SEC Track and Field Community Service Team.
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.
Since the program’s inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 18,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.