Delaware Sophomore Molly Doyle Earns CAA Cross Country All-Academic Honors
RICHMOND, Va. -- University of Delaware sophomore Molly Doyle has been named to the Colonial Athletic Association All-Academic team for women’s cross country, the league announced Friday.
Doyle, a nursing major from Hillsborough, N.J. (Hillsborough High School), was one of nine student-athletes named to the team. The recognition was among several announced by the CAA on Friday as the league introduced it’s men’s and women’s postseason cross country award winners. Each team selects one student-athlete to be honored on the All-Academic Team.
A two-time member of the CAA Academic Honor Roll and a Dean’s List student, Doyle carries a 3.903 grade point average. She enjoyed an outstanding sophomore season for head coach Wendy McFarlane-Smith as she competed in seven of the team’s eight races and posted two top 10 finishes.
Doyle began the season with a pair of top 10 finishes as she was eighth at the Lehigh Invitational and ninth at the Delaware Invitational. She was the team’s No. 5 finish at the Paul Short Invitational and was also the team’s No. 5 finisher at the CAA Championships on Oct. 29 at Delaware, finishing 55th overall.
She was joined on the women’s All-Academic team by Molly Applegate (William & Mary), Cara Butcher (College of Charleston), Shelby Cuddeback (Elon), Abby Gauthier (Towson), Sarah Goodnight (UNCW), Emily McLean-Loughlin (Hofstra), Nora Baher (James Madison), and Brooke Wojeski (Northeastern).
In addition to the academic awards, William & Mary’s Regan Rome was named Women’s Athlete of the Year; Elon’s Melissa Anastasakis was named Rookie of the Year; and William & Mary’s Natalie Hall was named Coach of the Year.
On the men’s side, Nick Ciolkowski of Elon was named Athlete of the Year; Northeastern’s Chance Lamberth was named Rookie of the Year; and William & Mary’s Chris Solinski was selected as Coach of the Year.
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