Delaware Distance Runner Ed Bonnevie Named to Capital One/CoSIDA District 2 All-Academic Track Team
June 3, 2011
File Photo Courtesy of Mark Campbell
NEWARK, Del. -- For the second straight day, and for the ninth time this academic year, a University of Delaware student-athlete has been selected to the Capital One/College Sports Information Directors of America District II All-Academic team.
Blue Hen senior cross country and distance runner Ed Bonnevie (at right) was named to Capital One/College Sports Information Directors of America District II Men’s Cross Country & Track & Field University Division All-Academic first team Friday.
Bonnevie, who earned his degree in mechanical engineering from UD last week, was one of 10 student-athletes named to the first team. He is now eligible for Academic All-American honors. The team is scheduled to be announced later this month.
The University Division encompasses all NCAA Division I schools with District II covering all schools in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia. To be eligible, student-athletes must have at least sophomore eligibility, be a starter or key reserve, and carry a 3.3 or better grade point average.
Bonnevie becomes the ninth University of Delaware student-athlete to earn CoSIDA District II All-Academic honors in 2010-11. He joins Pat Devlin (Football), Zach Reed (Football), Mark Mackey (Football), Jess Chason (Volleyball), Greta Gibboney (Volleyball), Elena Delle Donne (Women’s Basketball), Megan Doran (Women’s Tennis), and Karen Mandrachia (Women’s Cross Country & Track & Field), whose honor was announced Thursday.
A total of 37 CAA student-athletes were honored on CoSIDA All-District teams during the 2010-11 academic year with Delaware’s nine selections more than any other school. Towson, Hofstra, and Georgia State had six selections each with UNC Wilmington, James Madison, and William & Mary each garnering two, and Drexel one.
A native of Lafayette Hill, Pa. (La Salle High School), Bonnevie graduated with honors last week and carried 3.97 grade point average, the third highest among the 10 student-athletes selected to the CoSIDA team.
A three-year letterwinner in both cross country and outdoor track & field, Bonnevie was a Dean’s List student, earned multiple Colonial Athletic Association Academic Honor Roll notice, and was selected as the 2010 CAA Scholar-Athlete of the Year for men’s cross country.
He competed in all seven cross country meets in 2010 and had two top 10 finishes and a 29th place finish at the CAA Championships. He also placed 32nd at the CAA event in 2009. In track & field, he posted the team's sixth best 5,000 meter time outdoors in 2011.
In addition to his academic and athletic accomplishments, he also conducted research in the UD Materials Tribology Lab last summer and was a team representative to the UD Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC).
Joining Bonnevie on the District II All-Academic team were Alex Federinko of Duquesne, Cody Rome of Navy, Tim Burns of Loyola, Evans Kosgei of Lehigh, Ryan Foster of Penn State, Hugh Beamish and Matthew Gibney of Villanova, John Picardo of Bucknell, and Dominic Devaud of UMBC.