EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's Erica Oawster (Sr. – Lino Lakes, MN/Centennial) and David Kornack (Sr. – Edgar, WI) have been named to the 2018-19 Google Cloud National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Academic All-District® Six Men's Track/Cross Country Team, as voted by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Oawster has tallied a GPA of 3.77 and holds the school record in the shot put and discus. The Organizational Communication major won the indoor shot put title at this year's NCAA Division III Championships and at the outdoor championship last weekend, took home the crown in the discus.
Kornack boasts a 3.52 GPA as an Actuarial Science major and holds the school record in the shot put. The senior won the shot put at both the indoor and outdoor NCAA Division III Championships and also placed third in the discus for the outdoor championship.
As a member of the All-District team, the duo advances to the Academic All-America® ballot, where Google Cloud Academic All-America® honorees will be announced in June. The Academic All-District® Team includes NCAA Division III student-athletes from Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
The Google Cloud Academic All-District® teams are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada. The Google Cloud Academic All-America® program separately recognizes honorees in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and College Division. The College Division includes all NAIA, Canadian, two-year schools and other affiliations.
The Division II and III Google Cloud Academic All-America® programs are partially financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2018-19 Divisions II and III Academic All-America® programs. The NAIA Google Cloud Academic All-America® program is partially financially supported through the NAIA national office.
In order to be eligible for the Google Cloud Academic All-America® program, nominees must: be a starter or important reserve with legitimate athletic credentials; have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.30 (on a 4.0 scale) in both undergrad and graduate work; have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at the institution and completed at least one calendar year at the institution; and have participated in at least 50 percent of the team's events/meets.