Courtesy of Aurora University
AURORA, Illinois -- Aurora University track and field senior Emily Paull (Somonauk, Ill./Somonauk H.S.) was named to the CoSIDA District VII Academic All-District team for cross country and track and field.
The Academic All-District teams are selected by CoSIDA member sports information directors within the district based on the student-athletes' academic prowess and influence on their respective athletic field. To be considered for the honor, the nominated student-athletes are required to maintain a minimum 3.30 cumulative grade-point average throughout their academic career at AU.
Paull will now move on to the Academic All-America selection process which will be announced on June 23, 2016. The AU senior is a health science major and has already received a tremendous amount of recognition as a student-athlete at AU.
Having completed her 2016 season on the indoor track and field, Paull received the following accolades:2016 Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC) Indoor Track Championships Athlete of the Meet2016 NACC Indoor Track Champion in 5,000, mile run and 4x400 relay2014-2015 AU Female Athlete of the Year2015 CoSIDA Academic All-American Third Team2015 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field All-American honors in the 3,000 meter steeplechase2015 CoSIDA Academic All-District First-Team2015 USTFCCCA All-Academic – Track and Field2014 NACC Individual Champion and Cross Country Runner of the Year2015 U.S Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Midwest All-Region while finishing 42nd at the NCAA Championships2015 NACC Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year2015 NACC Track Champion in 1,500, 5,000 and 4x400 relay (outdoor), and mile and 3,000 (indoor)2014 USTFCCCA Cross Country All-Academic recipient.2014 Outdoor Track and Field All-American in the 3000 meter steeplechase2014 NACC Indoor Co-Athlete of the Meet2013 individual NACC Cross Country Champion and Runner of the YearFirst-Team All-NACC, USTFCCCA Division III All-Region2014 NACC Track Champion in 1,500, steeplechase and 4x400 relay (outdoor), and mile and 3,000 (indoor)NACC Scholar-Athlete, 2013-2014 and 2014-2015.
Paull also holds three NACC Cross Country event record times, including the All-Time best, NACC Championship and NCAA Regional, three NACC Indoor Track and Field records (mile run, 3,000 meter and 5,000 meter) and two NACC Outdoor Track and Field records (1,500 meter and steeplechase).