Brown Places Six on Capital One Academic All-District Track & Field/XC Teams
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Senior Ajani Brown (Frisco, Texas) and juniors Peter Rhodes (Atlanta, Ga.) and Henry Tufnell (Cirencester, England) of the Brown men's track & field team, and seniors Holleigh Bergstrom (Eugene, Ore.) and Heidi Caldwell (Hanover, N.H.) and sophomore Morayo Akande (Robinson, Ill.) on the women's team were all named to the CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-District Team for track & field and cross country.
Brown, a political science concentrator with a 3.71 grade point average, placed third in the 400 meters at 2014 Ivy Outdoor Championship for fifth-best time in program history. The versatile runner also anchored the third-place 4x400-meter relay team at the same championship event.
Rhodes, an international relations concentrator with a 3.47 grade point average, was named First Team All-Ivy for the 2013-14 indoor season after he won the heptathlon at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships. He also set five individual records during the indoor season and finished third in the decathlon at 2014 Ivy Outdoor Championships. Rhodes is a former Second Team All-Ivy selection.
Tufnell, who holds a 3.65 grade point average as a history concentrator, was named Second Team All-Ivy for 2014 outdoor season after he helped the 4x800 meter relay team finish second at 2014 Outdoor Ivy Championship for the second-best time in program history. He was also named First Team All-Ivy for 2013-14 indoor season as a member of the 4x800 squad that finished first at the Ivy League Championship. Tufnell most recently qualified for the 2014 NCAA East Preliminary in the 800 meters.
Caldwell, an environmental studies concentrator with a 3.61 grade point average, was named Second Team All-Ivy for 2013 cross country season and was also selected to the Academic All-Ivy Team. She led the Bears with an 11th-place finish at the 2013 Ivy Cross Country Championship and finished 24th at the NCAA Northeast Regional. Caldwell was a 2012 First Team All-Ivy and All-Northeast Region selection.
Bergstrom, an education studies concentrator with a 3.79 grade point average, was named Second Team All-Ivy for the 2014 outdoor season. She finished second in the javelin with a throw of 150-03 at the 2014 Ivy Outdoor Championship, despite an 11th performance seed.
Akande, who holds a 3.64 grade point average, was named First Team All-Ivy after she placed first in the Ivy Indoor Championships with a personal best of 5' 8" in the high jump. She also finished fifth in high jump at 2014 Outdoor Ivy Championship.
To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. 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. Since the program's inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 20,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.