PHILADELPHIA – Junior Meghan Horan of the Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) women's cross country and track & field teams was named to the CoSIDA/Google Cloud Academic All-District Team this week.
Horan now advances to the Academic All-America ballot. The CoSIDA Academic All-America program recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom. To be nominated, a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) at his/her current institution. A student-athlete must also have completed one full calendar year at his/her current institution and have reached sophomore athletic eligibility.
In cross country, Horan was part of the team that won the 2018 CACC Championship. She had three top-15 finishes, at the Philadelphia Metropolitan Invitational (15th - 21:34.2, 6:56.5 pace), at the Osprey Open (6th - 25:26, 6:49 pace), and at the CACC Championships (11th - 21:07.90, 6:32 pace), which earned her a spot on the All-CACC Team. Horan also earned a place on the CACC All-Academic Team and was given All-Academic honors by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
During the track season, Horan was an All-CACC second team and CACC All-Academic Team selection. She finished second (41:57.71) in the 10,000 meters at the CACC Championships and had two top-five finishes in the 5000 meters.
Horan is a six-time Dean's List student and has a 3.91 GPA in health sciences.