Academic All-District Duo

May 26, 2016

UCF track & field standouts Anne-Marie Blaney and Rosie Chamberlain have been voted to the CoSIDA Academic All-District 12 Team, as announced Thursday afternoon by the College Sports Information Directors of American (CoSIDA).

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Blaney is a first-time CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree and holds an astounding 4.00 grade-point average (GPA) as a graduate student studying health informatics. The redshirt junior, who is also a two-time USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree, currently ranks 14th nationally in the 10,000-meter run (33:24.33) and 35th in the 5,000-meter run (16:07.37). This year, she won the American Athletic Conference's 5,000m indoor title and the 10,000m outdoor crown. In total, she is a 11-time All-Conference performer, matching her 11 career AAC Athlete of the Week accolades. In 2014, she won the AAC Cross Country title and qualified for the NCAA Championships. The Ocala, Florida, native also holds seven UCF school records.

Chamberlain is also receiving her first CoSIDA Academic All-District award, posting a 3.78 cumulative GPA in sport and exercise science. The sophomore holds the 18th fastest 800-meter time in the NCAA at 2:04.54, which is one of her four UCF school records. This year, she swept the AAC 800m indoor and outdoor crowns while also running the anchor leg on the Knights' 4x400-meter indoor championship relay. The English native also earned three AAC Athlete of the Week honors this season.

The duo advances to the CoSIDA Academic All-America Team ballot, with the opportunity of being selected as first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees, which will be announced in June.

Blaney and Chamberlain are the fourth and fifth UCF track & field student-athletes to be voted to a CoSIDA Academic All-District Team and the first honorees since 2008 (Kristen Zieminski). Zieminski was also the Knights' last Academic All-America recipient, earning a first-team nod in 2008.

To be considered for the CoSIDA Academic All-District and All-America Teams, a student-athlete must participate in more than 50 percent of the team's competitions, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.30 on a 4.00 scale, have reached at least sophomore academic standing at her current school, and be nominated by her sports information director.