Bucs Chase named First Team Capital One Academic All-American



AUSTIN, Texas (June 25, 2015) – Senior track & field/cross country student-athlete Adam Chase (Kingsport, Tenn.) was named First Team Capital One Academic All-America on Thursday, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).


It’s the third straight year Chase has garnered Capital One Academic All-American status. Last season he was awarded Second Team honors and in 2013 was selected to the Capital One Academic All-District III First Team. Chase is one of nine repeat selections to be placed on the First Team.


The Kingsport native posted a perfect 4.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) while majoring in mathematics. This season he was one of 10 Southern Conference student-athletes to receive a SoCon Postgraduate Scholarship which grants him a $2,000 scholarship to go toward his graduate-level education.


During the cross country season Chase just missed out on All-SoCon cross country honors with a 15th –place finish at the SoCon Championships. He placed 30th overall with a 31:15.20 in the 10K at the NCAA South Regional Championships to help lead the Bucs’ men’s cross country team to a 13th place finish out of 22 teams.


Chase sustained his success into the spring season winning the steeplechase at the SoCon Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The previous season he won the steeplechase at the Atlantic Sun Conference Outdoor Championships with a meet-record time of 9:09.85. He was named the A-Sun Outdoor Track & Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year twice and was awarded the A-Sun Cross Country Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2013.


Seniors John Welk of the University of Nebraska and Rebecca Esselstien of the united State Air Force Academy were the recipients of the Capital One Academic All-America of the Year award for the Division I Men’s and Women’s track and field and cross country programs.



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