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Nick Dahl Earns Academic All-District Honor

Nick Dahl. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Nick Dahl. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Sophomore Nick Dahl (Philadelphia, Pa.), who just competed for the Yale men's track and field team in the 1,500 meter run at the NCAA Quarterfinals this past weekend, was honored for his academic work on Tuesday. Dahl was named first team Academic All-District by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). He was one of 10 honorees -- and the only sophomore -- in District 1, which includes all Division I schools in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont. The award is determined by voting from members of CoSIDA.

Dahl excelled on the track this year, earning the team's Most Improved Athlete Award. He won the mile indoors at IC4As (4:05.10) and had two top-four finishes at the Ivy League Indoor Heps Championships, placing third in the mile (4:07.60) and fourth as part of the distance medley relay team (10:10.39). He also won the mile indoors at the Harvard-Yale-Princeton meet (4:11.71).

In addition to his performance at the NCAA East Preliminary Round, Dahl's outdoor season was highlighted by a seventh-place finish in the 1,500 at the Raleigh Relays (3:45.51) and a win at the Harvard-Yale meet (3:49.71).

A graduate of Germantown Friends School, Dahl is in Davenport College at Yale. He is now a candidate for Academic All-America honors. First-, second- and third-team honorees will be announced starting June 25.

Report by Sam Rubin '95 (sam.rubin@yale.edu), Yale Sports Publicity