June 2, 2011
• Capital One Academic All-District Teams
MADISON, Wis. -- After enjoying a breakout season on the track, University of Wisconsin sophomore Elliot Krause has been honored for his work in the classroom, as well.
Krause, the Big Ten Conference's seasonal leader in the 10,000 meters, was named to the Capital One Academic All-District 5 first team on Thursday. 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 both in athletics and academics.
A mathematics major, Krause will earn his second Academic All-Big Ten honor in track this spring to go along with his pair of Academic All-Big Ten nods in cross country. He also was named All-Academic by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association last year and meets the group's requirements for a repeat honor this season.
Krause is now eligible to be selected to the prestigious Capital One Academic All-America team, which is selected from the pool of all-district selections across CoSIDA's eight districts. 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.
A career-best time of 28:43.34 at the Mt. SAC Relays in April put Krause atop the Big Ten standings in the 10,000 meters. He went on to finish fourth in the event at the Big Ten outdoor championships and also placed 14th at the NCAA West Preliminary Round last week.
Krause is a native of Appleton, Wis.