Thompson named CoSIDA Captial One Academic All-District selection

Cheyenne Thompson, left, from Chelsea, was named a first-team CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-District selection in women's cross-country and track and field. (Contributed)

Cheyenne Thompson, left, from Chelsea, was named a first-team CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-District selection in women’s cross-country and track and field. (Contributed)

FROM STAFF REPORTS

MONTEVALLO – University of Montevallo sophomore Cheyenne Thompson has been named a first-team CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-District selection in women’s cross country and track and field.

Thompson, a Chelsea native who owns a perfect 4.00 grade-point average as a Biochemistry major, earned her first Academic All-District honor on the team recognizing the NCAA Division II Southeast Region’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom.

Thompson will now advance to the CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-American Team ballot, which will recognize the top student-athletes across the nation.

“We are very excited for Cheyenne,” said Montevallo women’s cross country and track and field coach Tommy Barksdale. “This accomplishment just demonstrates what she does in the classroom and on the course and track. She is a great young lady and is well deserving of the honor.”

Thompson, a product of Chelsea High School, earned Peach Belt Conference Female Track Athlete of the Year honors after capturing two individual titles at the conference championship. Thompson won the individual title in the 5,000-meter run with her time of 18:11.58, while also claiming the 3,000-meter steeplechase title with her time of 11:14.64.

Thompson also played a key role in helping the Falcons advance to the NCAA Division II National Championship in women’s cross country, earning All-Peach Belt Conference and All-Southeast Region honors while helping the team win the conference and region championships.

Thompson is the Falcons’ second CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-District selection this year. Vinny Rodriguez was named a first team Academic All-District selection in baseball.