DELAWARE, Ohio -- Mount Union senior Annie Patton (Darlington, Pa./Blackhawk) and sophomore Mary Mahoney (Ashtabula/St. John-St. Paul) have been named to the Capital One Academic All-District IV Track & Field Team selected by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Patton, a three-time Academic All-OAC selection, recently graduated with a degree in exercise science with a 3.92 grade point average. She is the OAC record holder, 2009 champion and an All-American in the javelin, who was also named the Outstanding Senior Woman at Mount Union and the OAC's Clyde Lamb Award winner that recognizes the top male and female student-athletes at each of the OAC's 10 institutions.
Mahoney was the OAC's Sprint Athlete of the Meet at the 2011 OAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships as she won the 400 meter dash in an OAC-record time of 56.10, the 200 meter dash, ran the second leg of the winning 4x100 meter relay and was the anchor on the winning 4x400 meter relay team. She also was an All-American with a third place finish in the 400 meters at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
To be selected Academic All-District, a student-athlete must be a starter or key reserve with at least a 3.30 grade point average. Patton along with the other Academic All-District First Team selections advance to the national Academic All-American ballot.
Sports Information Directors within a district vote for the Academic All-District teams with members of the CoSIDA Academic All-American committee voting on the national ballot. District IV includes every NCAA Division II, III and NAIA institution in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and Alabama.