SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Three members of the Slippery Rock University men's cross country and track and field programs were recognized Friday with selection to the CoSIDA Academic All-District team that recognizes academic and athletic excellence over the last year.
Tyler Palenchak, Jeremy Parsons and Jacob VanHouten were all voted to the team all-district squad for the first times in their respective careers. All three student-athletes now advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America ballot.
Nominations for the CoSIDA Academic All-America team are submitted by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). The All-District teams are voted on by the sports information directors in each district and the Academic All-America team is voted on by a national committee.
In order to be nominated for consideration, a student-athlete must be at least a sophomore in academic and athletic standing, must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.30 and must have significant athletic credentials.