June 27, 2013
• 2013 Capital One Academic All-America Teams
MADISON, Wis. -- For the third-consecutive year, Wisconsin’s Elliot Krause has been recognized as one of the nation’s top track and field student-athletes for his efforts in competition and in the classroom.
Krause was named to the Capital One Academic All-America First Team on Thursday, marking the third straight year the Badgers standout has been honored on as a member of the Division I track and field/cross country team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
One of 15 student-athletes named to the First Team, Krause joins Nebraska’s Bjorn Barrefors, Rice’s Matt Carey and Indiana’s Andy Bayer as a three-time honoree. Bayer was named 2013 Capital One Academic All-America of the Year.
Krause, who graduated from UW in May with degrees in mathematics and philosophy and a certificate in computer science, becomes the fifth Badgers student-athlete to earn three Capital One Academic All-America honors.
He’s the third member of the UW men’s track and field program to become a three-time honoree, joining Nate Brown and Joe Detmer, who each achieved the distinction from 2005-07. Football player Don Davey was a four-time Academic All-American from 1987-90, with men’s soccer player Gerard Averill earning three honors from 1985-87.
Krause, a 2013 recipient of the prestigious Big Ten Medal of Honor, finished his career as a seven-time Academic All-Big Ten selection between cross country and track and was a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar. He also earned All-Academic honors from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association six times between the two sports.
He finished his Badgers career last week with a 19th-place finish in the 10,000 meters at the 2013 USA Outdoor Championships. His final collegiate season was limited by injury, but Krause was an All-American with his sixth-place finish in the 10,000 as a junior in 2012.
In all, Krause scored for UW at six Big Ten meets and qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary Round in the 10,000 meters in each of his four seasons. He also contributed to the Badgers’ team titles at the Big Ten outdoor championships in 2012 and indoor championships in 2013.
In cross country, he helped UW claim four Big Ten titles and four NCAA Great Lakes Regional crowns, securing three first-team All-Big Ten nods and two first-team All-Great Lakes Region honors along the way. As a senior, Krause led the Badgers to their fifth national title with an All-America performance at the 2011 NCAA Cross Country Championship.
Krause’s award continues the Badgers’ impressive streak of consecutive years with at least one Academic All-America pick to 34. That ties UW with Georgia and Bucknell for the second-longest streak in the nation, trailing only Nebraska’s run of 42 straight seasons with an Academic All-American.
With 13 Academic All-America awards, Wisconsin ranks in a tie for the fourth-most of any Division I men’s track and field program. Only Oregon (16), Nebraska (15) and Rice (15) claim more Academic All-America laurels all-time than the Badgers in men’s track.