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Happe, Geren Earn Academic All-America Honors
Courtesy: Sun Devil Athletics
Release: 06/27/2013
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TEMPE – Nick Happe and Sarah Geren have been selected to 2013 Capital One Academic All-America® Division I men’s and women’s track and field/cross country teams, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Thursday.

Happe earned a first-team selection for the Sun Devil cross country and track and field program while Geren was a third-team selection.

The Pac-12 Scholar Athlete of the Year in both cross country and track, Happe recorded a perfect 4.00 G.P.A. in accountancy and graduated from esteemed Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State.

The St. Charles, Mo. native won the Pac-12 outdoor title in the 5,000 meters and also scored in the 1,500.  Happe, who earned NCAA All-American honors in the indoor 3,000 meters, was the first individual in school history to post top-five indoor marks in the mile, 3,000 meters and 5,000 meters. He was a second team All-Pac-12 and All-West Region cross country performer.

Happe will continue his postgraduate work at the Notre Dame Law School beginning in Fall of 2013.  His selection on the Academic All-America team marked the third time in his career he has been honored by the program and the first time he has been a first-team selection.

Geren, a junior, earned the first nod of her career at the All-America team with her third-team honors.

The Horizon High School product holds a 4.00 G.P.A. as she works toward a degree in conservation biology with a minor in anthropology. She is also a student at venerable Barrett, The Honors College.

Geren was a member of 4x400-meter relay team that finished second at the Pac-12 Championships this season with a time of 3:32.53, the ninth-best time in school history. She also scored in the 400m at the Pac-12 Championships.  She also earned second-team All-America honors as part of 4x400 relay indoors following 12th-place finish.

Happe and Geren mark Arizona State’s 110th and 111th Academic All-Americans in history since the program began in 1952. They bring the tally of total Academic All-Americans for the Track and Field and Cross Country programs to 23, with 16 of those coming in the past six seasons.

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 14,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.

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CoSIDA T&F ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICANS – MEN (12)

 2013

Nick Happe (1)

2012

John Kline (1)

Jamie Sandys (2)

Nick Happe (3)

2011

Jamie Sandys (2)

Ben Engelhardt (3)

2010

Jason Lewis (1)

Ryan Whiting (1)

2009

Jason Lewis (2)

Ryan Whiting (2) 

2008

Ryan Whiting (2)

2001

Garrett Jensen (2)

CoSIDA T&F ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICANS – WOMEN (11)

2013

Sarah Geren (3)

2012

Cj Navarro (2)

2009

 Sarah Stevens (1)

2008

April Kubishta (1)

Sarah Stevens (2)

2005

Jennifer Kowacz (2)

2003

Lisa Aguilera (2) 

2002

Lisa Aguilera (2)

2001

Lisa Aguilera (1)

Lisa Aguilera (3)

1990 

Gea Johnson (1)

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