Dahlke Named CoSIDA Academic All-America

Dahlke Named CoSIDA Academic All-America

Mount Olive, N.C. – University of Mount Olive Men's Cross Country and Track and Field junior Jonathan Dahlke has been named to the 2016-17 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America Men's Cross Country and Track and Field Second Team, it was announced Thursday. The team recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom.

The Academic All-America® teams include the student-athletes from eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada. This is the sixth year of the expanded Academic All-America® program. The expanded teams include NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III participants, while the College Division Academic All-America® Team combines NAIA, Canadian and two-year schools.

A psychology major, Dahlke captured his first all-America honor with a sixth-place finish in the men's 3000 meters at the 2017 NCAA DII Indoor Track and Field Championships. A native of Cologne, Germany, Dahlke has amassed 10 all-region honors between the 2016-17 cross country and indoor and outdoor track and field seasons. At the 2017 NCAA DII Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Dahlke earned a spot in the 3000-meter steeplechase finals and captured second-team All-America honors.

Dahlke becomes the third Trojan to earn Academic All-America honors this year following baseball's Bruce Zimmermann and men's volleyball's Robert Poole.