The Horizon League, published on Wednesday, is the 2021 Outdoor Track & Field All-Academic Teams that award student athletes for their success both in competition and in the classroom. Three student-athletes from Wright State were among the 15 female student-athletes honored by the league’s faculty athletics representatives in the vote.
The trio of Shelby Nolan, Abigail Halsey, and Tiffany Ward were each recognized for their successes.
Nolan is a physical education teacher and holds three Wright State School outdoor records in both 1,500 meters, 5,000 meters, and 10,000 meters, as well as the Horizon League record in 10,000 meters with her time of 34: 42.60. A native of Whitehouse, OH, was named Alfreeda Goff Outdoor Athlete of the Year 2021.
Halsey, a physical education teacher, took first place in the women’s 3,000-meter obstacle race at the 2021 Horizon League Outdoor Championship with her time of 10:50.98 a.m. and is now third all-time in the top 10 of the Raiders 3,000-meter Obstacle race also appointed to the Indoor Track & Field All-Academic Team 2021 at the beginning of this month.
As a psychology major, Ward achieved a season best time of 5000 meters with a time of 19: 56.69, a 3000 meter best time with a time of 11: 48.69 and a season best time of 3000 obstacle races with a time of 12:35, 75. A native of West Carrollton, he was inducted onto the 2020 Spring Horizon League academic honor roll.
The Horizon League recognizes student athletes with seasonal academic all-league teams in each of their 19 championship sports. To be eligible for Horizon League All-Academic consideration, a student athlete must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 or higher (based on a 4.00 scale), completed at least one year at the member institution, and completed 24 years of age. have earned semester hours or 36 quarter-hour credits and take part in 50 percent of the teamâs total competitions.