Caleb Rhynard Earns 2016 Academic All-America Honors

MSU Track and Field Caleb Rhynard.  Photo courtesy of MSU SID.
MSU Track and Field Caleb Rhynard. Photo courtesy of MSU SID.

Caleb Rhynard of the Michigan State track & field and cross country teams has been named to the 2016 Academic All-America® Division I Men’s Track & Field/Cross Country Team

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EAST LANSING, Michigan - Caleb Rhynard of the Michigan State track & field and cross country teams has been named to the 2016 Academic All-America® Division I Men’s Track & Field/Cross Country Teams, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Rhynard clocked a 30:28.77 to finish 22nd at the NCAA East Prelims this past season. During the indoor season, he finished on the podium in third at the league championships, crossing the line in 14:02.10 in the 5,000 meters. The Shepherd, Michigan, native rounded out the top 10 with a 30:52.0 to become the first Spartan in history to earn All-Great Lakes Regional honors four times in cross country.

The 2014 first-team All-Big Ten runner and 2013 All-American in cross country has been an Academic All-Big Ten selection, Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and two-time USTFCCCA All-American.

Of the 45 CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division I Men’s Track Field/Cross Country team members, 26 have grade-point averages of 3.90 or higher including 14 who have a perfect 4.0 G.P.A. The CoSIDA Academic All-America® first team combined for a 3.852 G.P.A.

To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.

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