June 21, 2005
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Lucas Meyer, a 2005 Yale graduate and 2004 cross country All-American for the Bulldogs, has been named to the 2005 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America third team for men's track & field and cross country, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Meyer earned a Yale degree in comparative literature and placed 18th at the NCAA Cross Country Championships to claim All-America honors. The Bulldog cross country captain placed second at Heps and third at NCAA Regionals.
The Ridgefield, Conn., native also reached the NCAA Championships in outdoor track, placing 12th in the steeplechase after setting a school record with a time of 8:36.39 in his preliminary heat. He also won the event at IC4As and Heps. Indoors, Meyer won the 5000m run at Heps and IC4As.
In order to be eligible for Academic All-America honors, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative grade-point average (on a 4.0 scale), must be a starter or an important reserve and must be in at least his second season of athletic and academic eligibility at his current school.
report by Casey Hart, Yale Sports Publicity