Emory University track and field seniors Ariana Newhouse and Dani Bland were named to the Google Cloud Academic All-America Teams as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Tuesday afternoon.
Newhouse was chosen to the All-America First Team with Bland being selected to the Second Team. For the full CoSIDA release, please click here. The duo are the 12th and 13th members of the women's track and field team and the 189th and 190th in the history of Emory Athletics to earn CoSIDA Academic All-America honors.
Both performers reached All-America status at this springs' NCAA Division III outdoor championships to close out their outstanding careers, helping the Eagles to their second consecutive top-seven finish at nationals. Bland reached the podium in the 100m dash and as a member of the 4x100m relay while Newhouse was a member of the 4x400m relay.
Bland finished her Emory career as one of the most decorated athletes in program history, recording a program record 12 All-America honors combined between indoors and outdoors, three UAA Most Outstanding Performer of the Year awards, 14 UAA event championships and 21 All-UAA finishes. She earned 23 USTFCCCA All-Region awards and currently holds school records in seven different events. She graduated earlier this spring with a degree in Political Science holding a 3.58 GPA and was named as a member of the Emory 100 Senior Honorary.
With her eighth place effort as a member of the 4x400m relay, Newhouse closed out her Emory track career as a five-time All-American including four as a member of the 4x400m relay. She captured a pair of UAA event titles and nine All-UAA performances across her four seasons and was named the conference's outdoor Rookie of the Year. A 12-time USTFCCCA All-Region honoree, Newhouse currently holds a spot in the Emory record books as the outdoor 400m dash record holder at 55.71 and this past May, graduated as an English and Creative Writing double major with a 3.94 GPA.
The Google Cloud CoSIDA Academic All-America team recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. To be nominated, student-athletes must maintain a 3.30 grade point average, be of sophomore standing or higher, and have attended their current institutions for at least one year to be eligible.