May 31, 2012
• Capital One Academic All-District Teams
MADISON, Wis. -- On the verge of his first trip to the NCAA outdoor championships, Wisconsin’s Elliot Krause has earned a second Capital One Academic All-District honor.
Krause was named Thursday to the Capital One Academic All-District team for District 6, his second-consecutive nod. The all-district team, selected by a vote of the membership of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), honors student-athletes who show proficiency in both athletics and academics.
With his district honor, Krause is now eligible for a second-straight selection to the prestigious Capital One Academic All-America team, which is selected from the pool of all-district selections. To be eligible for all-district consideration, athletes must have reached sophomore status at an institution and carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.30 or higher.
Krause, who holds a 3.75 GPA in mathematics, earned Capital One Academic All-America third team honors in 2011.
A senior with junior eligibility in track and field, Krause also earned his third-consecutive Academic All-Big Ten honor in track on Thursday. He has been honored with three Academic All-Big Ten awards in cross country, as well. In addition, Krause is a four-time All-Academic selection by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
Krause also contributed to the UW men’s cross country team being named Scholar Team of the Year by the USTFCCCA for the 2011 season.
The Appleton, Wis., native is set to compete at next week’s 2012 NCAA Outdoor Championships after racing to a 10th-place finish in the 10,000 meters at the NCAA West Preliminary Round. Krause also scored a runner-up finish in the 10,000 meters and then posted a fifth-place showing in the 5000 meters at the Big Ten outdoor championships earlier this month, helping the Badgers secure their first outdoor conference title since 2007.