Post's Kendall Fitzgerald Named 2018 Google Cloud CoSIDA Second-Team Academic All-American

Post's Kendall Fitzgerald Named 2018 Google Cloud CoSIDA Second-Team Academic All-American

Courtesy of Post University Athletics

AUSTIN, Texas (June 20, 2018) Post University three-sport student-athlete, sophomore Kendall Fitzgerald (Kamloops, British Columbia) was named to the Google Cloud Academic All-American® Women's Track & Field/Cross Country Second Team on Wednesday. She is the first Post student-athlete from the cross country/track and field program to earn All-American honors and was the lone sophomore selected to this year's team.
 
Fitzgerald, who boasts a 3.98 GPA as a biology major, has received numerous awards for her athletic and academic performances this year. In the fall, she captured her second-consecutive Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Cross Country Championship and was named the league's Runner of the Year. She also took home the conference's Student-Athlete of the Month award for November and was named Academic All-Conference.
 
Fitzgerald was stellar for the Eagles on the track as well winning the 1500m (4:50.01) and 5000m (18:37.46) at the CACC Championships, setting meet records in both events. She also finished third in the 800m (2:24.42). and holds the school record in all three events as well as the 4x400m relay.
 
Her best time in the 5000m of 17:32.83 at the Penn Relays led her to U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-East Region honors, becoming the first Post track athlete to earn the honor. She was named CACC Women's Track Athlete of the Year and earned a spot on the conference's All-Academic team.


ABOUT THE CACC
The Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference is an NCAA Division II Conference composed of 14 institutions in Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. The member institutions are Bloomfield College, Caldwell University, Chestnut Hill College, Concordia (N.Y.) College, Dominican (N.Y.) College, Felician University, Georgian Court University, Goldey-Beacom College, Holy Family University, Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University), Nyack College, Post University of Waterbury, University of the Sciences, and Wilmington University.