COLUMBUS, Ohio – On Thursday, May 25 this year's CoSIDA Academic All-District® track & field and cross country teams were announced. Capital University Track & Field standout Logan Allison has been named Academic All-District for District VII, which now makes him eligible to be voted Academic All-America®.
Junior Logan Allison (Gallipolis, Ohio/Gallia Academy) continues to add to a phenomenal year with the second national academic accolade of his career. He now is the second male track & field athlete in program history to be named CoSIDA Academic All-District® and the first since 2007 (Nate Thornhill). In 2016, Allison was named All-Academic status by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
To be nominated, a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) at his or her current institution, and have spent at least one calendar year at the school. Nominated athletes must have participated in at least 50 percent of the team's games at their natural position. The award is voted on by members of CoSIDA from within the region the nominee resides from.
Allison studies exercise science / pre-physical therapy at Capital and was also recently named Academic All-OAC for a second time, honoring student-athletes in the Ohio Athletic Conference for achieving a 3.50 or higher GPA. He is now eligible to become a CoSIDA Academic All-American® with voting beginning next week and Division III All-America® teams to be announced on June 21.
Allison recently qualified for the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships and was named All-Great Lakes Region for his performance in the triple jump. He is now a 10-time all-region selection after picking up four accolades in 2015-16, and a combined five this athletic season. He was a four-time all-region pick after the 2016-17 indoor season.
Allison is readying for his second national competition in the 2016-17 athletic year after making the cut with his final leap in the triple jump in last week's Great Lakes Elite Meet. Earlier this year, he became an All-American in the triple jump on the indoor circuit, finishing fifth in the country. He also was named Ohio Athletic Conference Field Athlete of the Year following both the indoor and outdoor conference championships.