June 27, 2007
NEW HAVEN, Conn.--Yale cross country and track standout Lindsay Donaldson has been named First Team Academic All-America by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and ESPN The Magazine. This is the second straight year Donaldson has earned Academic All-America recognition; she was a second team selection last year. She is the 18th Ivy Leaguer named Academic All-America this school year, setting a new conference record.
A junior sociology major, Donaldson is currently in England for the Yale/Harvard vs. Oxford/Cambridge meet. She concluded her season by placing 22nd in the 5,000 meters at the NCAA Championships, finishing in a time of 16:33.13. The five-time All-American placed third at the 2006 NCAA Cross Country Championships, which tied the highest finish ever for an Ivy Leaguer.
Donaldson will serve as captain of the 2007 Yale women's cross country team. She is a USTFCCCA All-Academic selection and a three-time Academic All-Ivy honoree (fall 2005, fall 2006, spring 2007).
The Lincoln, Mass., native was the ECAC indoor 3,000-meter champion this season. She holds the top three marks all-time in both the mile and the 3,000 at Indoor Heps, and was the 2006 Heps cross country champion. Her time of 4:43.56 in the mile is a school record.
Donaldson is the second Bulldog to earn Academic All-America honors this year. Football's Ed McCarthy was a second team selection.
Stanford's Arianna Lambie was named University Division Academic All-America of the Year. The women's track & field/cross country team is the last of 12 selected by CoSIDA this year. The others are football, women's volleyball, men's soccer, women's soccer, men's basketball, women's basketball, baseball, softball, men's track & field/cross country, men's at-large (all other sports) and women's at-large. A first, second and third team are chosen in the University (Division I and I-AA) and College (Divisions II, III and NAIA) Divisions. Only student-athletes with at least sophomore standing and a 3.20 GPA are eligible for nomination by their school's sports information department.
Report filed by Joe Clifford, Yale Sports Publicity