Rea earns CoSIDA First Team Academic All-District honors

Rea earns CoSIDA First Team Academic All-District honors

GREENWOOD, Ind. -- Campbell alumna Kelsey Rea has earned First Team Academic All-District honors as voted on by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), the organization announced Thursday afternoon. The 2017 Big South Outdoor Women's Track & Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Biology earlier this month.

This is the second CoSIDA Academic All-District award of Rea's career as she also received the distinction in 2015. The Pinehurst, N.C. native was most recently named a recipient of the Big South's prestigious George A. Christenberry Award, presented to the conference's male and female student-athletes who attain the highest GPA throughout their undergraduate collegiate careers.

A five-time Big South All-Academic Team member, Rea left her mark in the Campbell record books as she ran the 800m leg of the women's distance medley relay team that broke the school record. The group posted a time of 11:59.41 at the Camel City Elite Invitational on Feb. 4, 2017. Rea also ranks fourth on Campbell's all-time top-10 list in the women's indoor and outdoor 800m with personal-best marks of 2:17.94 and 2:15.89, respectively.

Rea is the fourth CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree in Campbell Cross Country/Track & Field history. Allison Eckroth (2002), Diana Norden (2009, 10) and Tara Franklin (2010) are the program's previous Academic All-District team members.

The award was voted on by CoSIDA members from Division I institutions in District 3, which includes the states of North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. First-team Academic All-District honorees advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.

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