Courtesy of Williams Sports Information
AUSTIN, Texas – Williams senior Lacey Serletti and sophomore Emily Sundquist were recently named to the 2016 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America® Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country Teams. Serletti (Wynnewood, Pa.), a captain on both Eph squads, earned her first national academic honor by being named to the Second Team, while Sundquist (Salt Lake City, Utah) collected her first national academic honor and a spot on the Third Team.
Serletti, a biology major, was a member of the 2015 Eph cross country team that captured the NCAA Championship. She earned All-America honors with her 22nd-place finish in the championship race (21:39.2). Serletti earned 2015 All-New England Cross Country honors and was named First Team All-NESCAC. In 2014, she was selected to the All-NESCAC Cross Country Second Team and finished 87th at 2014 NCAA Cross Country Championship (23:08.9).
Moving to indoor track and field, Serletti collected 2016 All-Region Indoor honors from the United States Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). In 2014, Serletti was a member of Eph All-American Indoor Distance Medley Relay that was timed in 11:44.82 and finished sixth to earn All-America honors. In 2016, she won the New England Division III steeplechase in 10:59.98, which was the 20th-fastest steeplechase in Division III at the time. Serletti garnered All-NESCAC Track & Field laurels in 2015 and 2016, and was a nine-time Academic All-NESCAC honoree.
Emily Sundquist, a biology and mathematics major, was also a member of the 2015 Eph cross country team that won the NCAA title. She was the fifth (59th overall) and final scoring runner for the Ephs at the national championship with a time of 21.57.60.
At the time of her nomination, Sundquist owned the third-fastest 2016 steeplechase time in Division III at 10:43.0. She was named First Team All-NESCAC in the steeplechase and 5,000 meters. In both 2014 and 2015, she earned All-New England Cross Country laurels and was Second Team All-NESCAC in cross country. As a first year, she finished 47th at the 2014 NCAA Championship (22:42).
Sundquist was second at the 2015 New England Division III in steeplechase (11:02.54) and in earned 2016 All-Region Indoor recognition from USTFCCCA. She is a three-time Academic All-NESCAC honoree.
The Division III Academic All-America® program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division III national governance structure, to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2015-16 Division III Academic All-America® teams program.
To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative GPA 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.