Case Western Reserve University senior Kelsey Aamoth (Solon, Ohio / Solon) was named to the Academic All-America Track & Field/ Cross Country Third Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), following her outstanding career as a student-athlete with the program.
Aamoth is the 93rd Academic All-American overall in the history of Case Western Reserve athletics, and is the seventh CWRU athlete to be named an Academic All-American in 2015-16, matching the program record for the most in a single academic year. The Spartans previously had seven athletes earn the honor during the 2005-06 and 2009-10 academic years.
It also marks the eighth time in the history of the CWRU women's track and field and cross country programs that a Spartan has claimed a spot on the Academic All-America team, and Aamoth is the first from the program to be selected an Academic All-American since Erin Hollinger in 2012.
Aamoth recently completed a stellar career at Case Western Reserve. During the 2015 country season, she qualified for the NCAA Division III Championships for the second-straight season, finishing 55th overall. In addition, she was second at the NCAA Great Lakes Region Championships, earning all-region honors for the fourth time in her career, and claimed her third career All-UAA honor after finishing 10th at the conference championships. She added an all-region honor in the 3,000-meter run during the indoor season, and received the CWRU Athletics' Andrews Award as the department's top senior female athlete.
Academically, Aamoth has recorded a 3.91 grade point average as a biomedical engineering major, and has a 4.0 grade point average as a graduate student at CWRU. She is a two-time USTFCCCA Scholar-Athlete awardee and has been recognized on nine occasions as a UAA All-Academic honoree.
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 selected to an Academic all-District team.