Aubert Earns Academic All-District Team Laurels

COURTESY: Arkansas StateJONESBORO, Ark. (5/29/14) – Arkansas State University’s Kristina Aubert was recognized for her success academically and athletically this Thursday (May 29) as a result of being named to the 2014 Capital One Academic All-District Six NCAA Division I Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country First Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Aubert was one of 15 student-athletes to claim NCAA-I District Six recognition and as a result advances to the Capital One Academic All-America® Team ballot.  A first-, second-, and third-team will be chosen following a vote by members of the Academic All-America Committee and the CoSIDA Board of Directors.  The 2014 Capital One Academic All-America® NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country Teams will be announced Thursday, June 26.

A senior, Aubert attained first-team All-District Six honors for the second year in a row after receiving recognition for the 2012-13 season.

Aubert, who’s presently competing at the 2014 NCAA-I West Region Preliminary Championship (May 29-31) in the 10,000-meter run, earned All-Sun Belt Conference (SBC) First-Team accolades this spring for the third consecutive season.  She won three individual running events at the 2014 SBC Outdoor Track and Field Championships (May 9-11) by posting the fastest times in the 1,500-meters, 5,000-meters, and 10,000 meters.  For the 2014 indoor season, Aubert was crowned 5,000-meter run champion at the SBC Indoor Track and Field Championships (Feb. 24-25) en route to picking up all-league first-team laurels for the third straight season.

In cross country, Aubert turned in another outstanding season as she was a repeat (2012 and 2013) member of the U.S. Track & Field/Cross Country Coaches Association’s (USTFCCCA) NCAA-I All-South Central Region Team.  The Crystal Lake, Ill., native would also achieve USTFCCCA All-Academic recognition for the second (2012-13) consecutive season.  Aubert was instrumental in leading the Red Wolves to their first-ever Sun Belt Conference Women’s Cross Country championship title this past fall (Nov. 2) as she became the program’s first individual conference meet champion by recording a 17:28.2 time on the 5K course.  Aubert is a three-time (2010, 2012-13) All-SBC First-Team performer in cross country and was tabbed the SBC Cross Country Freshman of the Year for the 2010 season.

A nursing major, Aubert was named to the Dean’s List and A-State Athletic Honor Roll all eight semesters apiece.  Aubert, a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International nursing society, graduated this May 2014 with cum laude honors.

To qualify for Capital One Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at their current institution and be nominated by their institution’s sports information director.

This year’s district team was selected based upon voting results from those CoSIDA members within the District Six region, which encompasses institutions from Arkansas, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

For more information about the Capital One Academic All-America® Teams program, please visit capitaloneacademicallamerica.com.

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