Mount Union seniors Tyler Neff (Navarre / Fairless) and Katie Goedecke (Cuyahoga Falls / Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary) along with sophomore Quinn Crowe (New Springfield / Springfield Local) have been named to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District® VII Men's and Women's Track and Field Team, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America, recognizing the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom.
All three advance to the Google Cloud Academic All-America ballot. It is the second straight year Neff and Goedecke have won the honor and both of them were Academic All-Americans a year ago as well.
Neff finished his track career as a five-time All-American who won four event national titles as a member of the Purple Raiders 4x400 meter relay team. The last two of those 4x400 meter championships ended up pushing Mount Union to team national titles at the 2018 NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Championships. Neff earned All-Ohio Athletic Conference honors 15 times and was the OAC Sprinter of the Meet at the 2017 and 2018 conference indoor championships. Off the track, he graduated with a 3.66 grade point average and a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering. A three-time Academic All-OAC selection, he was awarded the OAC Clyde Lamb Award as one of the top 10 male scholar athletes in the conference.
Goedecke earned All-OAC honors in 10 events, a seven-time OAC event champion and was the 2017 OAC Sprint Athlete of the Meet at the indoor conference championships. She competed in four NCAA Championship events headlined by be part of the national championship 4x100 meter relay team in 2017. She was also a four-year letterwinner on the Mount Union women's soccer team and helped lead the Raiders to an OAC Tournament title and first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance in 2017. A three-time Academic All-OAC selection, she was also an Academic All-America Women's Soccer selection this past fall and was awarded the OAC Clyde Lamb Award as one of the top 10 female scholar athletes in the conference. She recently graduated with a bachleor's degree in Mathematics and a 3.88 grade point average.
An Academic All-OAC selection, Crowe placed fifth in both the discus and shot put at the OAC Outdoor Championships. An International Business major with a 4.0 grade point average, Crowe was awarded the Mount Union John O. Rouse International Travel Prize given to a student or students planning to study in Western Europe.
The Google Cloud Academic All-District® teams include the student-athletes listed on the following pages and 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® program is partially financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures, to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2017-18 DII and DIII Academic All-America® teams.
For more information about CoSIDA's Google Cloud Academic All-District® and Academic All-America® Teams program, visit AcademicAllAmerica.com or the Academic All-America® home page on CoSIDA.com.