TYSONS CORNER, Va. – Washington State distance standout Ruby Roberts has been named to the 2014 Capital One All-Academic District 8 Women’s Cross Country/Track & Field Team presented by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Roberts, a senior from Kingston, Wash., has a 3.97 grade point average and has completed her Fine Arts degree and in the process of completing her bachelor’s in human development. She broke two school records in 2014: the 3000m (9:15.79i), and 5000m (16:09.02). Roberts is also in the top 10 in WSU’s all-time record in the mile (2nd), in the 1500m (3rd), and in the 3000m steeplechase (6th). She was the women’s team captain for the 2013 cross country team. She was a Pac-12 All-Academic Cross Country first team, a two-time USTFCCCA All-Academic Cross Country Team, a three-time USTFCCCA All-Academic Track & Field Team, and was on the WSU President’s Honor Roll seven semesters. Within Cougar Athletics, Roberts is a four-time member WSU Athletics All-Academic team and a Cougar Academic Top 50 Scholar-Athlete.
The 2013‐14 Capital One Academic All‐District ® Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country Teams, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America, recognizes the nation’s top student‐athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. Capital One has been the entitlement rights holder to CoSIDA’s Academic All‐America teams programs since 2011. The Academic All‐District ® teams include the student‐athletes listed on the following pages and are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada. WSU is a member of District 8 which included Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawai’i, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Canada. This is the second year of the expanded Academic All‐America® program as CoSIDA moved from recognizing a University Division (Division I) and a College Division (all non-Division I) and has doubled the number of scholar‐athletes honored. The expanded teams include NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III participants, while the College Division Academic All‐America ® Team combines NAIA, Canadian and two‐year schools.
Roberts was one of 11 women selected as First team Academic All-District 8 honorees, all of whom advance to the Capital One Academic All-America Team ballot, where first, second and third team selections will be announced later this month.