Halton and McGowan garner CoSIDA Academic All-District honors

Halton and McGowan garner CoSIDA Academic All-District honors

GREENWOOD, Ind. – The College Sports Information Directors of America released the 2016-17 Academic All-District Men's and Women's Track/Cross Country teams on Thursday afternoon. These awards recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances both athletically but more importantly academically. Salisbury University was represented by senior Meghan McGowan and junior Eric Halton.

McGowan boasts a 3.51 grade point average during her time in the maroon and gold and majored in social work. The Odenton, Maryland native has been recognized for her academic achievements before as she was named to the 2015-16 Capital Athletic Conference All-Academic Team as a junior.

On the track McGowan has been a six time CAC First-team selection both indoor and outdoor as well as a four time United States Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association Mideast All-Region selection for both indoor and outdoor.

Halton is a political science major and has posted a 3.46 GPA during his three years at Salisbury. He has been recognized for his academic accomplishments in all three of his seasons in the maroon and gold, being named to the CAC All-Academic Team as both a sophomore and a freshman.

On the track Halton is a five time All-CAC selection as well as a four time USTFCCCA Mideast All-Region selection in both indoor and outdoor. He has also named a USTFCCCA All-American three times in his three seasons with Salisbury.

The CoSIDA Academic All-District teams include student-athletes divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada. This is the sixth year of the expanded Academic All-America program as CoSIDA moved from recognizing a University Division (Division I) and a College Division (all non-Division I) and has doubled the number of scholar-athletes honored. The expansion now includes NCAA Division I, Division II, and Division III participants, while the College Division Academic All-America Team combines NAIA, Canadian and two-year schools.

First-team Academic All-District honorees advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America Team ballot, where first-, second-, and third team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.

To view the men's release, click here.

To view the women's release, click here.