A two-time NCAA cross country champion, Edward Cheserek added to his awards collection Wednesday. The sophomore was named the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches’ Association Division I Men’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year. 

Cheserek, a business administration major who maintains a 3.30 Grade Point Average, is the second Duck to achieve the honor since Galen Rupp won the same award in 2007 and 2008.

Five student-athletes joined Cheserek in earning national academic honors. Tanguy Pepiot, who holds a 3.85 GPA as a general social science major, was named to the men’s all-academic team.

Elsewhere, Alli Cash (3.91 – human physiology), Annie Leblanc (3.68 – human physiology), Megan Patrignelli (3.60 human physiology) and Molly Grabill (3.48 – sociology) were named to the women’s all-academic team.

The total of six Ducks earning academic honors is a school record, beating out the previous high of five in 2007.

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