May 29, 2014

Ashleigh McFarland named CoSIDA Academic All-District

Joplin, Mo. -- Missouri Southern junior pole vaulter Ashleigh McFarland has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). 

To be considered for this honor, a student-athlete must maintain a cumulative 3.30 GPA, as well as participate in at least 50 percent of her team's events. The Lions are in a district with schools from the MIAA, the Great American Conference and the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. 

This year, McFarland (Rio Vista, Texas) was an All-MIAA honoree in the indoor pole vault, placing second in the event. She was a provisional qualifier in the outdoor pole vault this season. She was the 2013 MIAA indoor pole vault champion, while earning All-MIAA status and qualifying for nationals. 

Throughout her career, McFarland (3.97 - Education) has been a three-time MIAA Academic Honor Roll member and has twice been named Academic All-MIAA. She was one of six MIAA track and field athletes to be named to the All-District team. Her name will now go on the ballot for Academic All-America. 

The complete Academic All-District team is posted below. 

NCAA Division II - District VII

         

ALL EVENTS

Ewa Zaborowska

HARDING UNIVERSITY

 

Sr.

Wejherowo, Poland

4.00

accounting

ALL EVENTS

Peyton Weiss

EMPORIA STATE UNIVERSITY

 

Jr.

Russell, Kan.

4.00

psychology

ALL EVENTS

Jackie Ziemke

NEBRASKA-KEARNEY, UNIVERSITY OF

 

Sr.

Waco, Neb.

3.93

business administration

ALL EVENTS

Michelle Beavers

SOUTHERN ARKANSAS UNIVERSITY

 

Sr.

Metairie, La.

4.0

chemistry pre-health & biology pre-health

ALL EVENTS

Emma Shell

SOUTHWEST BAPTIST UNIVERSITY

 

Sr.

Cape Girardeau, Mo.

3.89

biology

ALL EVENTS

Courtney Klaty

CENTRAL MISSOURI, UNIVERSITY OF

 

Sr.

Newberry, Mich.

4.00

biology/pre-med

ALL EVENTS

Erin Alewine

CENTRAL MISSOURI, UNIVERSITY OF

 

Sr.

Jefferson City, Mo.

3.58

dietetics

ALL EVENTS

Dallis Bailey

HARDING UNIVERSITY

 

Sr.

Conway, Mo.

3.91

kinesiology

ALL EVENTS

Kristen Celsor

HARDING UNIVERSITY

 

Sr.

Searcy, Ark.

3.91

communication science and disorders

ALL EVENTS

Ashleigh McFarland

MISSOURI SOUTHERN STATE UNIVERSITY

 

Jr.

Rio Vista, Texas

3.97

education