Bayer, Hirt Named Academic All-District
May 30, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana track and field continues to reel in academic honors this week. After 28 track and field Hoosiers garnered Academic All-Big Ten honors on Wednesday, Andy Bayer and Molly Hirt were both named Capital One Academic All-District honorees on Thursday. Bayer garnered first team recognition and Hirt was named to the second team. Bayer advances on to Academic All-America voting, which is an honor he has received the past two seasons.
Bayer is a biology major who graduated this spring with a 3.6 GPA. Bayer is Indiana track and field's only male Academic All-American, having reeled in the honors in 2011 and 2012. Bayer heads to Eugene, Ore., this weekend to defend his 1,500m NCAA title. This outdoor season he won the 1,500m and 5,000m Big Ten titles, a feat that only IU legends Bob Kennedy and Jim Spivey had accomplished in the history of the Big Ten Outdoor Championships. Indoors, Bayer earned All-America honors for the fourth time in both the distance medley relay and 3,000m, an accomplishment that had never been done before for IU track and field.
Hirt, a fifth-year transfer from Notre Dame, earned a 4.0 grade point average in graduate studies this year, as she pursues her Masters in Applied Sport Science. Hirt was a key contributor for Indiana's cross country team this fall and ran PRs of 16:55.25 in the 5,000m and 4:47.89 in the 1,500m this outdoor season.
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