TOWSON, Md. – Salisbury University junior Kara Tolson was named to the Capital One Academic All-District Women's Cross Country/Track & Field Team, on Thursday, as voted on by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Tolson, an elementary education major, was one of 13 Division III student-athletes selected to the District 2 team, with a 3.49 cumulative grade-point average.
On the track, Tolson has had a record-setting season, as she broke the school record in the 200-meter dash during the indoor season and the 100- and 200-meter dashes in the outdoor season.
With a time of 24.81 seconds in the 200 at the Wake Forest Open in March, Tolson was the first woman in school history to break the 25-second mark. The number qualified the Bel Air, Md., native for the 2013 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships, where she broke her own record, running the race in 24.65 seconds.
Heading into her senior season, Tolson is currently the school-record holder in five individual events and is part of four relay records.
To be eligible for Academic All-District consideration, a student-athlete must be a key varsity contributor, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.30, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.
As an All-District selection, Tolson is now eligible for selection to the Academic All-America Team, which will be announced in June.