June 21, 2011
• Capital One Academic All-America Teams
MADISON, Wis. -- Elliot Krause’s strong season on the track and in the classroom has earned the University of Wisconsin junior Capital One Academic All-America honors.
Krause, a native of Appleton, Wis., was named to the Capital One Academic All-America third team on Tuesday, as the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced honorees in men’s track and field/cross country.
By being named to the Capital One Academic All-District 5 team in May, Krause was eligible for a place on the Academic All-America squads, which are selected by CoSIDA’s Academic All-America committee.
To be eligible, athletes must have reached sophomore status at an institution and carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.30 or higher.
Krause gives UW an Academic All-American for the third-consecutive season. Jack Bolas earned second-team honors in 2009 before being named to the Capital One Academic All-America first team as a senior last year.
In all, the Badgers have seen seven athletes earn a total of 13 Academic All-America accolades since 2000 -- including five first-team honors.
A mathematics major, Krause enjoyed a fantastic year spanning the cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field seasons. In cross country, he scored first-team All-Region honors with his seventh-place finish at the 2010 NCAA Great Lakes Regional, helping the Badgers to a fifth-straight regional team title.
That came on the heels of his fifth-place finish at the 2010 Big Ten Championship, a showing that aided the Badgers in capturing their 13th-consecutive Big Ten crown on their home course. The performance earned Krause first-team All-Big Ten honors for the second-consecutive season.
In track, he scored a fourth-place finish in the 10,000 meters at the Big Ten outdoor championships after posting the league’s season-best time of 28:43.34 in the event. He also finished 14th in the 10,000 meters at the 2011 NCAA West Preliminary Round, narrowly missing a berth in the NCAA outdoor championships.
Already a two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection in cross country, Krause also scored Academic All-Big Ten honors in track this spring -- his first season of eligibility for academic honors.
He also was an All-Academic pick by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association in 2010, an honor for which he will again be eligible this season.
UW’s Academic All-Americans
2011: Elliot Krause (3rd team)
2010: Jack Bolas (1st team)
2009: Jack Bolas (2nd team)
2007: Nate Brown (1st team), Joe Detmer (1st team), Tim Nelson (2nd team)
2006: Nate Brown (1st team), Joe Detmer (2nd team)
2005: Nate Brown (1st team), Joe Detmer (3rd team)
2003: Josh Spiker (2nd team)
2002: Josh Spiker (3rd team)
2000: Jay Schoenfelder (2nd team)
1997: Matt VanderZanden (2nd team)
1993: Donovan Bergstrom (3rd team)
1992: Donovan Bergstrom (3rd team)
1990: Eric Stabb (3rd team)
1986: Scott Jenkins (honorable mention)