(NORTH CANTON, Ohio) – Kaitlyn Barber and Sarah Berger have added more awards to their resume as each has been named to the 2017-18 Academic All-District Women's Track & Field/Cross Country Team. The dynamic duo was selected for the NCAA Division II District 4 which consists of the G-MAC, GLIAC, and GLVC.
Barber was named after accumulating a 3.97 GPA and being a four-time All-American during her career. This season she finished fourth at the 2018 indoor national championships in the pole vault. That trophy goes along with her third place finish at the 2017 indoor national championships and fourth place finish at the 2017 outdoor national championships. Barber was also 2016-17 Second Team CoSIDA Academic All-American and a 2015-16 Third Team CoSIDA Academic All-American.
Berger finished her academic career at Walsh with a 3.91 GPA and her athletic career as a 10-time All-American and national champion. She recently won the 1,500-meter title after she finished second in 2016 and 2017. Berger also finished second individually at the cross country national championship. At indoor national championship meets, she was a member of the distance medley relay team that finished second and was third individually in the mile run. Berger was named Second Team CoSida Academic All-American each of the previous two seasons.
Both athletes helped the Cavaliers finish 12th at the indoor national championships while Berger also aided in the Cavs finishing 12th at the cross country national championships.
The 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District® Men's and Women's Track & Field/Cross Country teams, selected by CoSIDA, recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom.
First-team Academic All-District® honorees advance to the Google Cloud Academic All-America® ballot, with first- and second-team Academic All-America® honorees to be announced in June.
The Google Cloud Academic All-District® teams include the student-athletes listed here for men's track & field/cross country and women's track & field/cross country, and are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada. The Google Cloud Academic All-America® program separately recognizes honorees in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and College Division. The College Division includes all NAIA, Canadian, two-year schools and other affiliations.
The Division II and III Google Cloud Academic All-America® program is partially financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures, to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2017-18 DII and DIII Academic All-America® teams.