PEORIA, Ill. – Senior runner Sarah McMahon, of Colfax, is the first Bradley University women’s cross country/track & field runner to earn CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) Academic All-District V First Team honors since 2009-10, it was announced Thursday, May 23.
McMahon is Bradley’s first female runner named to the CoSIDA’s Academic All-District team since Katie Nowak following the 2009-10 school year. A three-time Missouri Valley Conference Elite 18 Award winner and two-time all-region performer in cross country, McMahon was an eight-time All-Valley performer during her time on The Hilltop.
McMahon ran at the 2013 NCAA West Outdoor prelim as a sophomore in 2013 and was a five-time MVC Scholar-Athlete performer. This past fall she helped the Braves to a second consecutive MVC Cross Country title.
Bradley’s Most Outstanding Female Athlete in 2011-12, she garnered Junior All-American honors in 2012. McMahon owns top five times in school history in both the 5K and 6K in cross country along with the indoor 3,000 meters and 5,000 meters. She also posted top five times at Bradley in the outdoor 3K, 5K and 10,000 meters.
An English major with a perfect 4.00 cumulative grade point average, McMahon was a seven-time Bradley COUNTRY Financial Scholar-Athlete of the Week. She has also received the MVC President’s Council Academic Award and is a two-time recipient of the MVC Academic Excellence Award.
To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 on a scale of 4.0, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at his institution and be nominated by his sports information director.