William Smith College junior Emily D’Addario was elected to the Capital One Academic All-District 3 Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country team by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
A health sciences major, D’Addario earned a spot on the 2011 U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) and Liberty League All-Academic teams.
A soccer player during her first two years on campus, D’Addario switched sports this season due to injury. Despite having never run cross country, she produced one of the finest seasons in Heron history. D’Addario won her first three races and finished the year with five victories. She registered three course records during the season and was named the Liberty League Performer of the Week seven times.
D’Addario earned first team All-Liberty League and was later voted the Liberty League Rookie of the Year after finishing second in the conference championship. In the NCAA Atlantic Region Championship, she placed seventh in a field of 256 runners to qualify for the NCAA Championship. The USTFCCCA All-Atlantic Region honoree became just the second Heron to run in the national championship meet, placing 135th out of 277.
At the 2012 William Smith Athletics Awards Banquet, D’Addario was presented with the Hazel Nettleship Hardy ’65 Award and the Sharon Peckham Best ’62 Most Valuable Cross Country Award.
To be eligible for Academic All-District consideration, student-athletes must possess at least a 3.3 cumulative grade point average, be a starter or significant reserve, and be at least a sophomore academically. As a first team selection, D’Addario will advance to the national Academic All-America® ballot.