Ed Bonnevie Earns Spot on Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-American Team
June 21, 2011
File Photo Courtesy of Mark Campbell
TOWSON, Md. -- University of Delaware senior cross country and track & field runner Ed Bonnevie (at right) became just the fourth Academic All-American in program history Tuesday as he was selected to the 2011 Capital One Academic All-America® University Division Men’s Track & Field/Cross Country Team.
Bonnevie (pronounced “bonna-vee”), who earned his degree with honors in mechanical engineering from UD last month, was named to the Academic All-American third team and was one of 45 student-athletes honored for their outstanding accomplishments on the track and in the classroom. Individuals were selected by a national committee of sports information directors. The University Division includes all schools at the NCAA Division I level.
“This is a great honor for Ed and our entire program,” said University of Delaware cross country and men’s outdoor track & field head coach Jim Fischer. “He became a leader and one of our top distance runners with the same discipline and dedication that made him an outstanding student. He was a great model for everyone on both the men’s and women’s teams throughout his career.”
A native of Lafayette Hill, Pa. (La Salle High School), Bonnevie becomes the fourth Blue Hen track & field performer to earn Academic All-American honors, joining distance runner Travis Adams, who earned second team honors in both 1994 and 1995, distance runner Dave Geesaman, who was a third team pick in 1999, and Mike Goodhart, a weight thrower who garnered second team notice in 2002.
He also becomes the second UD student-athlete in the last three years to earn Academic All-American honors, joining men’s soccer player Kyle Davis, who was a second team pick following the 2009 season.
Bonnevie was one of nine Blue Hen student-athletes to be honored on Capital One/CoSIDA District 2 All-Academic teams during the 2010-11 season, giving Delaware more CoSIDA award winners than any school in the Colonial Athletic Association.
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 finished his academic career with a 3.97 grade point average and was one of 15 members of the CoSIDA team who had a 3.97 or better gpa.
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).
1st team All-American: Philip Adam (Rice), Bjorn Barrefors (Nebraska), Miles Batty (Brigham Young), Peter Bolgert (Marquette), Tim Burns (Loyola, Md.), Nathan Corder (Alabama), Chris Derrick (Stanford), Ryan Foster (Penn State), Elliott Heath (Stanford), David Klech (Oregon), Darius Law (Charlotte), Christopher Lemon (Dayton), Lee Ellis Moore (Mississippi), Scott Roth (Washington), Miles Unterreiner (Stanford).
Capital One Academic All-American of the Year: Miles Batty, Brigham Young
2nd Team All-American: Eric Bailey (Oklahoma), Will Barry (Texas A&M), Hillary Bor (Iowa State), Matt Carey (Rice), Alex Federinko (Duquesne), Nicholas Gordon (Nebraska), Kevin Johnson (Massachusetts), Barnabus Kirui (Mississippi), Scott Krapf (Illinois State), Matthew Lemon (Dayton), Nate Polacek (Nebraska), Cody Rome (Navy), Jamie Sandys (Arizona State), Jareb Stallbaumer (Kansas), Michael Zajac (South Carolina).
3rd Team All-American: Andy Bayer (Indiana), Ed Bonnevie (Delaware), Adam Dailey (Nebraska), Dominic Devaud (UMBC), Ben Engelhardt (Arizona State), Matthew Gibney (Villanova), Tyler Hitchler (Nebraska), Daniel Howell (Utah State), Ben Jasinski (South Dakota State), Elliot Krause (Wisconsin), David Moore (Tennessee-Chattanooga), Ciaran O’Lionaird (Florida State), Marvin Reitze (South Carolina), Dan Sloat (Rice).Back To Men's Outdoor Track Home Men's Outdoor Track Story Archive