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Robinson, Seidl earn Academic All-District nods

<b>Senior Megan Seidl and teammate Chavon Robinson were named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 5 track team Thursday</b>

Senior Megan Seidl and teammate Chavon Robinson were named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 5 track team Thursday

June 3, 2010

2010 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Teams Get Acrobat Reader

MADISON, Wis. -- A pair of University of Wisconsin student-athletes have earned Academic All-District honors, with the announcement of the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District women’s track and cross country teams Thursday.

Seniors Chavon Robinson and Megan Seidl each were named to the Academic All-District second team for District 5.

Robinson, who completed a degree in human development and family studies with a 3.42 grade-point average, earns Academic All-District honors for the first time just a day after receiving the fourth Academic All-Big Ten award of her career. She also is a two-time All-Academic selection by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association and was named the 2009-10 UW Women’s Student-Athlete of the Year.

The Milwaukee, Wis., native wrapped up her athletic career as a Badger at last weekend’s NCAA Preliminary Round in Austin, Texas, capping a senior season in which she claimed the Big Ten title in the indoor triple jump and went on to earn All-America honors at the 2010 NCAA Indoor Championships.

Robinson holds the Badgers’ indoor and outdoor records in the triple jump and finished her career with five All-Big Ten performances.

Seidl will conclude her athletic career at UW next week at the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Championships after qualifying for the national meet with her high jump performance at last week’s preliminary round.

The Brown Deer, Wis., native also was an NCAA qualifier indoors after setting the UW school record at 6 feet, 3/4 inches and scoring a runner-up finish at the 2010 Big Ten Indoor Championships.

The 2008 Big Ten outdoor champion in the high jump, Seidl finished her zoology degree with a 3.69 GPA and is a three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection. Like Robinson, she also has twice been named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic team.

Robinson and Seidl are two of 10 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District second team selections from District 5, with the district’s 10 first-team selections now eligible for Academic All-America consideration.

The ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District teams are selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), in voting by the organization's membership from each district.

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