HOUGHTON, Mich. – Michigan Tech runner Emily Byrd has been named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Women's Track & Field/Cross Country Team. Byrd is a senior from Perrysburg, Ohio, and held a 3.82 grade-point average in environmental engineering. She now advances to the CoSIDA Academic All-America ballot.
Byrd was named Academic All-District for the second year in a row. She was a 2018 USTFCCCA All-American after finishing 20th at the NCAA Cross Country Championship, becoming the second All-American in school history. She was a two-time All-Midwest Region runner and All-GLIAC First Team in both 2018 and 2019. She was also All-GLIAC Second Team in 2016 and 2017. Byrd and the Huskies qualified a full squad to the NCAA Championship in each of the last two seasons for the first time in school history.
In track, Byrd holds school records in both the 5,000-meter and 10,000-meter events. She was All-GLIAC Third Team in 2019 and became the second Michigan Tech female to go to the NCAA Track and Field Championships. Her 10,000m time was the 13th best in the nation in 2019.
Byrd is a three-time USTFCCCA Division II All-Academic and a three-time member of the GLIAC All-Academic Excellence team.
The 2020 Academic All-District Women's Track & Field/Cross Country Team, selected by CoSIDA, recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances in athletic competition and in the classroom. The CoSIDA Academic All-America program separately recognizes honorees in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III, and NAIA.
Honorees selected first-team Academic All-District will advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America ballot. Academic All-America honorees will be announced from June 22-25.
The Division II and III CoSIDA Academic All-America programs are partially financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2019-20 Divisions II and III Academic All-America programs.