Cross Country's Prahl and Mitchell Named Academic All-PL

senior Chelsea Prahl

senior Chelsea Prahl

Nov. 8, 2011

CENTRAL VALLEY, Pa. – Army cross country seniors Chelsea Prahl and Mike Mitchell were named to the Academic All-Patriot League Team as announced by the conference on Tuesday. Now in its second year, the Academic All-Patriot League Team is voted on by schools’ cross country sports information contacts and recognizes two seven-member teams as well as a male and female Scholar-Athlete. Student-athletes must be a starter or key reserve with at least a 3.2 grade point average. Freshmen are not eligible.

Prahl, a political science major with a 3.358 GPA, earned the Black Knights’ top finish in five of six races this fall, including the 2011 Patriot League Championship. The senior captain ran to a sixth-place finish to earn first team All-Patriot League honors for the second time in her career. The Greenville, Mich., native has been honored with the Superintendant’s Award for Achievement since 2009, an accolade which recognizes the top 15-percent of each class. She has also been named to conference’s academic honor roll following the 2008 and 2009 cross country seasons.

Mitchell, a geospatial information science major with a 3.797 GPA, finished among Army’s top-six runners in five of six races this season. Most recently, the senior ran to a 23rd-place finish at the Patriot League Championships, earning the Black Knights’ fifth-best time. The Ridgefield Park, N.J., native has been named to the league academic honor roll every year at West Point.

Lehigh’s Evans Kosgei was named the men’s Patriot League Scholar-Athlete, while Colgate’s Elise DeRoo earned the women’s accolade for the second straight year. Navy, the 2011 men’s and women’s Patriot League champions, led all schools with four Academic All-League certificates. Army, Bucknell, Colgate and Lehigh all collected two apiece.

Men’s Cross Country Scholar-Athlete: Evans Kosgei, Sr., Lehigh
Men’s Academic All-Patriot League Team
John Pope, So., American
Michael Mitchell, Sr., Army
Dan Dillon, Sr., Bucknell
Chris Johnson, Jr., Colgate
Evans Kosgei, Sr., Lehigh
James Pearson, Sr., Navy
Cody Rome, Sr., Navy 

Women’s Cross Country Scholar-Athlete: Elise DeRoo, Sr., Colgate
Women’s Academic All-Patriot League Team
Chelsea Prahl, Sr., Army
Caroline Tolli, Jr., Bucknell
Elise DeRoo, Sr., Colgate
Rose Willey, So., Lafayette
Katherine Pierce, Sr., Lehigh
Brigid Byrne, Jr.,Navy
Katie Taylor, Sr., Navy


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