MIAC gets four on Track & Field/Cross Country Academic All-America squads

Track and Field Academic All-America

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. -- Four more Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) student-athletes earned Academic All-America honors this week, as the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced the 2018-19 Google Cloud Track & Field/Cross Country All-America Teams. Carleton senior Tris Dodge and Macalester senior Phoebe Aguiar were named Second Team selections for the men's and women's squads, respectively, while St. Olaf junior Sean Lonergan and St. Thomas senior Parker Rosenau received men's Third Team accolades.

Aguiar (Prairie Village, Kan. | Shawnee Mission East) completed her outstanding career at Macalester with a fourth-place finish in the 800 meters at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships on May 25. In March, she won the 800 at the indoor national meet to become the fourth women's track and field national champion at Macalester. Her time of 2:07.50 is the third-fastest time ever run at the Division III level indoors. Last year, Aguiar placed second nationally in the 800 outdoors with a school and MIAC record time of 2:07.22. She leaves Macalester with a national championship, six MIAC titles and school records in the 800 outdoors and the 600, 800 and 4x400-meter relay indoors. An environmental studies major, Aguiar graduated with a 3.61 grade point average and has since become the third Macalester track athlete in the past four years to receive the prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. Aguiar also has earned a spot on the MIAC Academic All-Conference team three times and received USTFCCCA All-Academic honors twice. She plans to attend Syracuse University in the fall to pursue a Master's degree in Administration and Public Policy.

Dodge (Oakland, Calif. | College Prep) took eighth place in the 10,000-meter run in 30:59.36 at the 2019 outdoor national championship meet to secure All-America honors for the first time in his career. He also turned in two all-conference performances at the 2019 MIAC Outdoor Championships in the 5,000 meters and 10,000 meters, and collected another all-conference award and an honorable mention nod at the 2019 MIAC Indoor Championships in the 5,000 meters and 3,000 meters. During the cross country season, Dodge was the runner-up at the conference meet and the individual champion at the NCAA Central Region Championships, leading the Knights to a berth in the NCAA Division III Championships. The senior biology major has excelled on the academic side as well, maintaining a 3.95 GPA over his four years at Carleton.

Lonergan (Oak Park, Ill. | Oak Park & River Forest) became the 11th Academic All-America honoree in school history and St. Olaf's first-ever student-athlete named to the Men's Track & Field/Cross Country team. On the track, Lonergan earned a pair of All-American accolades this spring for the Oles, finishing fifth in the 1,500 meters at the 2019 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Geneva, Ohio and sixth in the mile at the 2019 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships in Boston, Mass. Lonergan was the MIAC champion in the 1,500 meters at the 2019 MIAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships and also placed fifth in the 800 meters. He also finished second in the 1,000 meters and fourth in the mile at the 2019 MIAC Indoor Track & Field Championships. An economics and political science double major, Lonergan owns a 3.78 cumulative GPA and is a three-time MIAC Academic All-Conference selection.

Rosenau (West Fargo, N.D.) finished his career at St. Thomas in May as a member of eight MIAC championship track and field squads, as well as the conference runner-up in the steeplechase. He also received All-MIAC and All-Region honors last fall in cross country and helped the Tommies place 30th at the NCAA Championships. A neuroscience major, Rosenau graduated in May with a 3.98 grade-point average. He was a six-time Academic All-MIAC honoree and a three-time conference Elite 22 recipient.

Selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), the Division III Google Cloud Academic All-America® program is financially supported by the NCAA Division III national governance structure to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2018-19 Division III Academic All-America® teams.

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