Livingston, Gilchrist And Knight Earn Academic All-District Honors
June 3, 2010
AUBURN - Auburn senior Jager Livingston was named Thursday to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District IV Men's Track and Field/Cross Country First Team, while senior Danielle Gilchrist and junior Holly Knight were named to the women's second team.
Livingston, a native of Scottsboro, Ala., is now eligible for the national ballot due to his first-team all-district recognition. He recently concluded his collegiate career on Auburn's track and field team by placing third in the decathlon at the SEC Outdoor Championships with a personal best 7,160 points. He was seventh in the heptathlon at the 2010 SEC Indoor Championships with 4,887 points.
Livingston, who recently graduated from Auburn with a degree in Chemical Engineering and a 3.83 grade-point average, is a repeat selection on the Academic All-District First Team. He was also named Auburn's Male Student-Athlete of the Year at the Tiger Torch Banquet in April and to the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll in each of the past three years. He was named the Department of Chemical Engineering's Outstanding Student of the Year in 2009, and earned the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering's President's Award in 2010.
Gilchrist, who hails from Tulsa, Okla., owns a 3.89 grade-point average in rehab services. She is a 2008 All-American and 2009 SEC Champion in the 400-meter hurdles and ranks third in school history in that event, as well as sixth in the 100-meter hurdles. She battled injuries for much of the 2010 season, but still managed to qualify for the NCAA East Preliminary Round in the 400-meter hurdles. She placed seventh in that event at the 2010 SEC Championships.
Knight, a native of Devon, England, owns a 3.89 grade-point average in Psychology. A third-team Academic All-District honoree last season, Knight was runner-up in the 10,000 meters at the 2010 SEC Outdoor Championships and qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary Round in that event. She was also named to the All-SEC Cross Country first team in the fall after placing sixth at the SEC Championships. She has also earned All-American honors in the 5000 meters in 2008.
To be nominated for the Academic All-District teams, student-athletes must be a starter or important reserve on their teams, and carry a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher. Team members are selected by a vote of members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) within the district. The District IV team is complied of athletes in the states of Alabama, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee.
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