DEARBORN, Mich. - The University of Michigan-Dearborn strong campaign of new accomplishments in 2016-17 continues, as Alex Krasuski of the men's cross country team has been named the school's first-ever College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-American, it was announced Tuesday by the organization.
After earning All-District honors from CoSIDA last month, Krasuski was selected to the Academic All-American Second Team by the organization's award committee, joining college division cross country and track and field student-athletes from around the country.
Krasuski is the first cross country student-athlete to be honored by CoSIDA and just the second in UM-Dearborn history, joining junior softball team member Jordan Ewald, who earned the All-District award earlier in 2017.
CoSIDA began the distinguished Academic All-America program in 1952, and since then, has honored thousands of deserving student-athletes from numerous sports across all divisions with these elite Academic All-America scholar-athlete honors. To be nominated, a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) at his/her current institution.
Krasuski graduated from UM-Dearborn in two and a half years with a near perfect grade point average. His honors include Chancellor's Medallion Finalist, 2016-17 UM-Dearborn Difference Maker, Student Athlete Advisory Council member and was on the Emerging Leaders Council during his time as a Wolverine. Earlier this month, Krasuski was named the 2016-17 Chancellor's Award winner at the annual All-Sports Banquet.
He was named a captain this season for the Wolverine men's cross country team, setting a new school record as the first student-athlete to run an 8k race in under 27 minutes.