Three More UCSD Student-Athletes Earn Academic All-District 8 Honors
Release: Friday 06/01/2006 
by UCSD
Carl Lostrom was one of three UCSD student-athletes from track & field to garner Academic All-District 8 honors.
Carl Lostrom was one of three...
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LA JOLLA, Calif. – The UC San Diego cross country and track & field teams place three people on the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 8 teams on Thursday, two on the women’s side and one on the men’s. All three members will advance on to the national ballot for Academic All-America voting that will be announced in the coming weeks.

 

Carl Lostrom was the lone male representative from UCSD on the Academic All-District 8 squad, garnering votes after posting a 3.77 GPA in Mechanical Engineering. Lostrom was also the top runner for the Tritons during the cross country season, earning All-CCAA honors after a 10th place finish at the league championships that helped his team to a 3rd place finish.

 

During the track & field season, Lostrom helped his squad to a 2nd place finish at the CCAA Championships in early May. He had a 6th place finish in the 5000 meters and earned All-CCAA accolades after a 2nd place showing the 3000 meter steeplechase. He also qualified for the NCAA D-II National Championships in the 3000m steeplechase, finishing 16th in the preliminaries on day one, missing the cut for the finals by four spots.

 

On the women’s side, both Madeleine Flint and Mimi Hodgins earned this prestigious honor after posting a 3.93 GPA in Structural Engineering and a 3.33 GPA in Anthropology, respectively.

 

Flint also had a tremendous spring track & field campaign, setting a new school record in the women’s pole vault and winning the CCAA title in that same event to earn all-league honors. She also advanced on to the NCAA D-II National Championships where she finished just one spot away from All-America distinction, finishing 9th in the event, just three inches out of 8th place.

 

Hodgins has been busy all year long. During the fall, she captured the 2005 CCAA and NCAA D-II West Regional Runner of the Year honors after finishing first in both races. She guided her squad to a CCAA title and a second place finish at the West Regional. She and the Tritons went on to place 7th at the NCAA meet, the program’s best-ever finish. In the spring, Hodgins won two CCAA titles at the 2006 CCAA Track & Field Championships, winning both the 800 and 1500 meter races. She also finished 3rd in the 3000 meters, giving her three All-CCAA honors in track & field to go along with the same accolade from the cross country season in the fall. At the NCAA D-II Championships, Hodgins placed 7th in the 800 meters, earning All-American status.

 

 

CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 8

Men

Name                        Institution                Year        GPA    Major(s)                

Nathan Fleming        Westmont College   Senior      3.94    Biology and English

Trevor Palmer           Southern Oregon     Junior      3.78     Psychology

Carl Lostrom             UC San Diego         Senior    3.77      Mechanical Engineering

Frank Prince III          Puget Sound           Senior      3.98     Business Administration

Erik Jensen                Pacific Lutheran      Senior      3.85     Business & Economics

Jeff Grassley              Whitworth College   Junior      3.96      History

Jason Buckmier         Western Oregon       Junior      3.75      Business

Caleb Ambrose          Westmont College   Junior      3.93      Kinesiology

Fritz Nugent               Redlands                 Senior      3.66     Studio Art

Robert Renniger        Seattle                     Junior      3.75      Accounting

 

Women

Name                        Institution                Year        GPA    Major(s)                

Tanya Zeferjahn       CSU San B’dino       Senior      3.89    Business Administration

Linda Blake              Seattle Pacific          Senior      3.94    Chemistry

Mandy Kaempf         Alaska-Anchorage     Junior      3.84    Sociology

DeeDee Arnall          Pacific                      Senior      3.73    Exercise Science

Jessica Telleria         W. Washington         Senior      3.78    Biochemistry

Kate Ross                  Lewis & Clark            Senior      3.67    Psychology

Stacy Edwards           Alaska-Anchorage    Senior      3.88    Natural Sciences

Madeleine Flint         UC San Diego          Junior      3.93    Structural Engineering

Mimi Hodgins            UC San Diego          Senior     3.33    Anthropology

Danielle Bielenberg  Linfield College       Senior      3.81    Phychology

Jessica Beach            George Fox              Soph.       4.00    Engineering

Kelsey Stolz               OIT                          Soph.       4.00    Pre-Medical Imaging

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