Men’s Cross Country/Track & Field’s Gradijan Earns Academic All-America Honors from CoSIDA

Men’s Cross Country/Track & Field’s Gradijan Earns Academic All-America Honors from CoSIDA

CoSIDA Academic All-America selections

RINDGE, N.H. (July 16, 2018) – Senior Martin Gradijan (Lebanon, N.H.) of the Franklin Pierce University men’s cross country and track & field program has been named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America Third Team, as announced earlier this summer by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America).

To be eligible for selection, each student-athlete must own a 3.30 cumulative grade-point average or higher, be at least a sophomore in academic standing and be a starter or significant contributor athletically. Only Academic All-District First Team selections appear on the Academic All-America ballot. The Academic All-District and All-America teams are voted on by sports information directors in the district and nation, respectively.

It is the first career CoSIDA Academic All-America selection for Gradijan, who was selected to the Academic All-District Team for the first time this spring.

When the nomination period for the awards was open, which was before the conclusion of the spring semester, Gradijan held a 3.97 grade-point average as a biology major. During the cross country season in the fall, he turned in a 74th-place finish in the Northeast-10 Conference Championship, as well as a 56th-place finish in the NCAA Championship East Regional. Gradijan’s indoor track season included a run on the 4x800-meter relay team, which finished third at the NE10 Championships. In the outdoor season, he finished fifth at the NE10 Championships in the 3000-meter steeplechase, as well as 23rd in the 5000 meters.

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