Fresh off finishing 17th at the NCAA West Region Outdoor Track Championships in the 10,000m May 23, Bronco senior Kevin Oliver has been named to the Capital One CoSIDA All-District Academic All-American list. Oliver's name will now be forwarded as a national nominee.
Oliver sports a 3.97 grade point average as a double major in Economics and Political Science. He was Santa Clara's Senior Academic Award Winner and he will be attending Law School at the University of Chicago next fall. "He did this all while running as much at 100 miles a week and countless hours of supplemental training in addition to all the miles he has put in," said Bronco head coach Felipe Montoro. "On top of all of that, he has probably managed to have the most fun of anyone in the program. A consummate student-athlete, Kevin represents the best of Santa Clara!"
Oliver isn't alone on his team as an academic wiz. The men's cross country team led the Bronco men's teams with a 3.244 GPA during the Winter 2013 quarter. It was the sixth straight quarter they have led the men's side. They also have the top cumulative GPA at 3.303 as well.
"Our team's continued academic success is a testament to the amazing learning environment fostered here at Santa Clara, and the tremendous work ethic and pride our student-athletes take in always trying to achieve their personal best, be it on the track or in the classroom," said Montoro.