LANCASTER, Pa. – Greg Olenginski was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-Distrct 4 Team for men's track & field, announced Friday. To be nominated for the CoSIDA Academic All-America Program, a student-athlete must be at least a sophomore with a 3.3 or higher cumulative grade point average and be a starter or key reserve.
As an all-district selection, Olenginski, a chemistry major, advances to the Capital One Academic All-America® Team ballot, where he has the opportunity to be honored as an Academic All-American next month.
Earlier this month, Olenginski was named the Centennial Conference (CC) Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the second consecutive season. The senior was also named to the CC First Team in the 4x800 relay after winning gold at the CC Championships for the second straight season. Olenginski teamed up with Leo Generali, Derek Pawlush, and Luk Olenginski to win the race at 7:47.60, after the squad broke the CC Championships record back in 2014 with a time of 7:40.46.
At the Senior Awards Luncheon last month, Olenginski was honored with the Delphic Student-Athlete Award. The award is given to the male and female senior athletes with the highest cumulative grade point average at the conclusion of the fall semester. He/she must have achieved the highest level of excellence in athletics, community service, and academics. In accordance with the College's Delphic Student-Athlete Honor Society, the recipients must also embody the ideals of mind, body and spirit.
Franklin & Marshall accumulated 100 points and placed third at the 2015 CC Championships earlier this month. The Diplomats' third-place finish tied its best finish ever in the outdoor championships, which last occurred in 1996.