LeDuc Named to Capital One Academic All-District 2 Men's Cross Country/Track & Field First Team for Connecticut College

Mike LeDuc '14
Mike LeDuc '14
NEW LONDON, Conn.--Connecticut College sophomore Mike LeDuc (Canton, Conn.) has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District 2 Men's Cross Country/Track & Field First Team in Division III as selected by The College Sports Information Directors of America. LeDuc garnered All-America accolades in the 3000 meter steeplechase at the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championship in Claremont, Calif. The sophomore standout posted a school record setting time of 8:59.54 en route to a fourth place finish, besting his previous school mark of 9:01.83 that was set at the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championship May 18. He also moved up two spots from his All-America finish in 2011. "Mike exemplifies what being a true student-athlete is all about, and I am delighted to learn that he has been named Capital One Academic All-District 2 Men's Cross Country/Track & Field First Team in Division III by COSIDA," said Connecticut College Head Men's Cross Country and Assistant Head Track & Field Coach Jim Butler. "This is icing on the cake to what was a great sophomore year for him." LeDuc posted a time of 9:03.72 in the 3000 meter steeplechase to place sixth at the 2011 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championship at Ohio Wesleyan University, capping off a memorable rookie season as an All-American for Connecticut College This past fall, LeDuc was named to the first team of the All-New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Men's Cross Country squad for the second consecutive year. At the 2011 NESCAC Cross Country Championship, LeDuc placed seventh on the 8k course with a time of 26:25. LeDuc, the 2010 NESCAC Rookie of the Year, placed fifth in his first NESCAC Championship at Hamilton College with a time of 26:23. In the classroom, the botany major has been recognized on the NESCAC All-Academic Team in all three seasons for the Camels this year. With his first team selection in District 2, LeDuc advances to the national ballot for All-America consideration. The Capital One Academic All-America Men's Cross Country/Track & Field Team in Division III is scheduled to be announced on Tuesday, June 19.

June 6, 2012

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