Giesler Named First Team CoSIDA Academic All-American
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BLOOMINGTON, Ind.--Indiana senior cross country and track and field athlete Audrey Giesler has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Womens Track and Field Academic First Team. This is the second-straight year she has been honored, as she was selected to the third-team Academic All-American team in 2003.
The Downers Grove, Ill., native has enjoyed an outstanding career both in the classroom and on the track. She is a three-time Academic All-Big Ten pick, a two-time Academic All-District selection and received a 2004 Big Ten Medal of Honor. The Big Ten Medal of Honor is presented annually to a male and female senior student-athlete at each league institution who maintained an outstanding scholastic rating and distinguished themselves in athletic endeavors.
The biology (pre-med) major has also been awarded IUs Tichenor Award, which is given out to the male and female student-athlete with the top grade point average and is a two-time recipient of the Scholastic Achievement Award for womens cross country. The Scholastic Achievement Award is given out to the team member with the highest GPA. Finally, Giesler has been honored with the Alpha Beta Award.
Giesler most recently made her second-straight appearance at the NCAA Championships, competing in the 3,000m Steeplechase. Her 11th-place finish with a time of 10:35.98 helped her become the first IU All American womens steeplechase athlete.
Also a school record-holder in her signature event with a time of 10:14.19, Giesler earned second-team All-Big Ten honors at this years Big Ten Outdoor Track and Field Championships after taking a second-place finish.
Giesler was one of three Big Ten female athletes selected to the first team as Michelle Carson of Michigan State and Lindsay Gallo (also named member of the year) of Michigan also joined her.