Case Western Reserve University senior Danielle Kulpins was named to the Google Cloud Academic All-District Women's Track and Field / Cross Country Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) for her athletic and academic achievements over her collegiate career.
The Academic All-District honor was the first of Kulpins' career.
By virtue of being named to the Academic All-District Team, Kulpins will be placed on the ballot for the Academic All-America Team, with first-, second-, and third teams to be announced in June.
Kulpins recently competed a stellar career at Case Western Reserve. During the 2017 cross country season, she earned All-Region honors after leading the team with a 17th-place finish. In addition, she finished second in the 5,000-meter run at the 2018 University Athletic Association Indoor Championships.
During the outdoor season, Kulpins qualified for the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships after posting a time of 10:40.17 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase to claim the title at the All-Ohio Championships. That time was good enough for the fourth-best mark in Division III. She added an All-UAA honor in the 3,000-meter steeplechase after placing second in the event at the conference championships. Kulpins concluded her career at CWRU by finishing 10th in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the NCAA Championships with a time of 10:50.75.
Academically, Kulpins has recorded a 3.973 grade point average as a nutrition major. She has been recognized on nine occasions as a UAA All-Academic honoree.
Voting for the Academic All-District team is conducted by members of CoSIDA. Case Western Reserve is part of District 7, which includes Division III student-athletes from colleges in Illinois, Indiana and Ohio.