May 31, 2012
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – BIG EAST hammer throw champion Andrew Hills and BIG EAST triple jump champion Logan Renwick, members of the Notre Dame track and field team, today were named to the Capital One Academic All-District V First Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
The pair will now be included with winners from the seven other districts in voting for the Capital One Academic All-America first, second, and third national teams that will take place later this month.
To be eligible for Academic All-America consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.
Hills, who won the hammer throw at this year’s BIG EAST Outdoor Championships with a throw of 190-05 feet and advanced to the NCAA East Preliminary Round in the event, graduated earlier this month with a 3.81 grade point average in mathematics.
In addition to his hammer throw title this year, Hills was a consistent point scorer for the Irish over the years at the BIG EAST Championships, finishing seventh at outdoors and eighth at indoors in the shot put this year, seventh in the shot put during indoors in 2010, sixth in the hammer and shot put at outdoors in 2010, sixth in the shot put during indoors in 2009 and eighth in the shot put during outdoors in 2009. Hills also competed at the NCAA East Regionals in the shot put in 2010.
A three-time BIG EAST Academic All-Star and three-time participant in the Rosenthal Leadership Academy, Hills was named to the Dean’s List five times and was the 2011-12 Notre Dame Club of St. Joseph Valley Rockne Student-Athlete Award winner for track and field.
The Toledo, Ohio native is set to move to Madison, Wisc., where he will work for the medical software company Epic Systems in the tech support and software development department.
Renwick, who claimed the triple jump title at this year’s BIG EAST Outdoor Championships with a leap of 15.27m, just finished his sophomore year in the mechanical engineering program with a 3.89 GPA.
The Butler, Pa., product also finished seventh in the long jump at the outdoor championships this year and took sixth in the triple jump at the indoor championships in February.
Last year Renwick qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary Round in the triple jump, and finished seventh in the long jump at the 2011 indoor championships and took fifth in both the triple and long jumps at the 2011 outdoor championships.
A Dean’s List member all four semesters, Renwick was named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star in 2011.
The duo helped the Irish men’s program to a pair of BIG EAST titles this year in indoor and outdoor track and field, while Hills was on the Irish teams that won BIG EAST titles in outdoor in 2009 and both in 2010.
Since the program’s inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 14,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.
For more information about the Academic All-America Teams program, please visit the official CoSIDA web site at cosida.com, and for more on Notre Dame’s Academic All-America success, please visit the UND.com Academic All-Americans Page.