Northwest Christian track and field athlete Stephanie Hescock is not only a star on the track, she’s also pretty talented in the classroom.
Hescock earned CoSIDA/Capitol One First-Team Academic All-America honors monday, repeating as representative. Hescock has earned CoSIDA/Capitol One Academic All-District honors three times and First-Team Academic All-America for consecutive years.
According to the GoBeacons website, “The 2013 Capitol One Academic All-America program, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performance on the field and in the classroom.”
Hescock was one of four athletes from the Cascade Conference to receive first team honors. The other athletes are Gabrielle Dixson (Concordia) as well Linsie Michels and Hilary Holt who are both from The College of Idaho.
Eligibility for Academic All-America Consideration:
- Student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00
- Have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at his/her current institution
- Be nominated by his/her sports information director.
More than 15,000 student-athletes in NCAA Division I, II, III and the NAIA have been granted CoSIDA Academic All-American honors since the program’s inception in 1952.
On the track this season, Hescock won a third-consecutive CCC Championship in the 10,000m and was runner-up in the same event at the NAIA National Championship.
Hescock, from Drain, Oregon, is a graduate student in the Business Administration Master’s program at Northwest Christian. She currently holds a 3.96 GPA in the program following her completion of an undergraduate degree at NCU with a 3.90 GPA. She was also named Cascade Collegiate Conference Scholar Athlete of the Year earlier this month.
She leaves NCU a CCC All-Academic honoree (7x), Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete selection (5x) and a NAIA All-American (3x). Not too shabby…