June 22, 2006
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Yale cross country and track standout Lindsay Donaldson has been named a second team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America selection.
A sophomore history major, Donaldson finished 19th in the 5,000-meter run at the NCAA championship earlier this month. She is a four-time All-American, placing seventh at the NCAA championship in the indoor mile (4:43.74) earlier this year. Last year she was fourth in the 3,000-meter run (9:24.70), sixth in the 5,000-meter run (16:45.83) and sixth at the cross country championship (20:40).
Donaldson was Academic All-Ivy last fall. She holds the school record for the mile run (4:43.56).
The Academic All-America teams are selected through voting by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America), a 2,000 member organization consisting of sports public relations professionals for colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. To be eligible, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 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.
report by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity