TOWNSON, Md. -- Four Mount Union student-athletes have been named to the 2013 CAPITAL ONE Academic All-District 7 Track & Field team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Seniors Mary Mahoney (Ashtabula/St. John-St. Paul) and Daryn Herman (Fairview Park/Fairview) along with juniors Lisa Brasdovich (Columbia Station/Columbia) and Emily Mazzaferri (Canton/GlenOak) have all been selected and all advance to the national Academic All-American ballott.
Mahoney is a 14-time conference champion in track and field who is also an eight-time All-American that has won two national titles -- the 2012 outdoor 200 meters and 2013 indoor 400 meters. She is a four-time Ohio Athletic Conference Sprinter of the Year and twice has been named the Great Lakes Region Sprint Athlete of the Year by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Off the track, she has just graduated with a bachelor's degree in Environmental Science major with a 3.97 grade point average and has been a two-time Academic All-American.
Herman is a three-time All-American and five-time conference champion that won the 400 meter hurdle outdoor conference title and was part of a 4x400 meter relay team that swept indoor and outdoor conference titles this past season. Off the track, she is a Public Health major with a 3.92 grade point average.
Brasdovich was the named Marcia French Outstanding Sprinter of the Meet as she was part of the winning 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams while placing second in the 200 meters and third in the 200 meters at this past year's OAC Outdoor Championships. A seven-time conference champion, she also earned All-Ameircan honors as part of a 4x100 meter relay team that finished sixth at the NCAA Outdoor Championships this past spring. She is a Psychology major with a 3.93 grade point average.
Mazzaferri is a four-time All-American and an eight-time conference champion including sweeping indoor and outdoor 800 meter titles this past year. She is an English and Education major with a 3.95 grade point average.
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. 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 7 includes every NCAA Division III institutions in Indiana, Illinois and Ohio.