NEW ORLEANS, La. - Sheena Crawley and Nils Michaelis have been named to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Team. Crawley and Michaelis, both 2013 graduates of F&M, earned spots on their respective teams for their combined efforts in competition and in the classroom.
To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team, a student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 and have met either of the following athletic standards: have competed in an NCAA Indoor or Outdoor Championship or finished the regular season ranked in the national top 35 in an individual event or ranked in the national top 25 in a relay event on the official NCAA POP list provided by TFRRS.org.
A total of 232 men from 92 institutions earned the honor, while 363 women from 123 institutions were awarded the accolade.
Michaelis (Hilden, Germany/Lancaster Catholic) excelled both in the classroom and on the track during his time in Lancaster. He became the track & field program's first Academic All-American since 2008 and sixth overall, while also earning Academic All-District First Team honors. On the track, Michaelis became the first F&M track & field athlete to claim multiple All-America honors this past spring, taking fifth in the 110-meter hurdles at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. The senior nabbed his other All-America honor in 2011 with a fourth-place finish in the 110 hurdles.
In addition to his accomplishments at the national level, Michaelis won five Centennial Conference (CC) outdoor gold medals, one silver, and one bronze, as well as one CC gold in indoor competition. He also owns the school and CC record in the 110 hurdles (14.44)
He graduated in May with a degree in Business, Organizations, and Society.
The awards continue to roll in for Crawley (Coatesville, Pa./Coatesville), who wrapped up her career as one of the top runners in school history. She brought home numerous accolades throughout her four years, setting multiple school and conference records in both cross country and track & field. Crawley secured eight All-America honors throughout her four years, with six coming in track & field and two in cross country. Her six track & field All-America awards are the most in F&M history, while her two in cross country make her just the third Diplomat to earn the honor twice.
Crawley accumulated 12 Centennial Conference (CC) gold medals, set school records in eight different track & field events, owns the CC record in four indoor events, and holds the CC Championship meet mark in three events. She posted seven top-10 finishes at the NCAA Track & Field Championships, including a career-best second-place finish in the mile at the 2013 Indoor Championships. She also qualified three times for the NCAA Cross Country Championships, recording her best finish as a junior by placing 11th. Crawley was named the 2012 Mideast Region Women's Track Athlete of the Year by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), and the 2012 CC Indoor Track Performer of the Meet after claiming three first-place finishes at the event.
Crawley also won the Karvasales Outstanding Senior Athlete Award, given annually to the F&M female senior athlete that displays cumulative outstanding athletic and academic achievements over a four-year period. She graduated in May with a double major in Art and Economics.