Butler County Times Gazette
  • Former Flinthills cross country standout Fullerton receives Capital One honors

  • The 2013 Capital One Academic All-District Women’s Track and Field / Cross Country Teams, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America, have been released to recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom.
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  • The 2013 Capital One Academic All-District Women’s Track and Field / Cross Country Teams, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America, have been released to recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom.
    The Ottawa University women’s track and field program has two student athletes named Capital One Academic All-District 6 First Team.
    They are Chelsea Fullerton and Lauren Buckles. This is the first time in program history that the women’s track and field team has had someone named to the team.
    Capital One became the entitlement rights holder to CoSIDA’s Academic All-America teams programs in 2011.
    Fullerton, a sophomore from El Dorado, Kan., has twice qualified for the Cross Country National Championships and the Track and Field Outdoor National Championships.
    This past fall in cross country at nationals, she finished 192 out of 320 runners with a time of 20:12.
    Fullerton is a two-time NAIA Cross Country National Championship participant. At the 2013 NAIA Track and Field Outdoor National Championships, Fullerton broke the school record in the marathon with a time of 3:26.03.60 to finish 32nd.
    She also broke the school record in the half marathon with a time of 1:30.31.
    Fullerton finished fifth in the 5000M at the 2013 KCAC Track and Field Championships with a time of 19:26.12 to earn All-KCAC honors.
    The Academic All-District teams include the student-athletes listed on the following pages and are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada.
    This is the first year of the expanded Academic All-America program as CoSIDA moves from recognizing a University Division (Division I) and a College Division (all non Division I) and doubles the number of scholar-athletes honored.
    The teams include NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III participants, while the College Division team combines NAIA, Canadian and two-year schools.
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