Kirshenbaum Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District Team
BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Lehigh senior distance runner Jeffrey Kirshenbaum has been named to the CoSIDA Academic District 2 Track and Field / Cross Country Team, the College Sports Information Directors of America announced on Thursday afternoon. Just two months ago, Kirshenbaum was also named Academic All-Patriot League Selection. Kirshenbaum is now a three-time winner of the CoSIDA Academic All-District 2 Track and Field / Cross Country Team (2019, 2020, 2021).
The Academic All District teams are elected by members of CoSIDA whose schools are in the region. District 2 consists of schools from Washington, DC, Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. To be eligible for the team, a student athlete must have an accumulated grade point average of 3.30 or better and be a starter or key reserve.
“We are so proud of all of Jeff’s achievements. He was the model for the term student athlete,” said head coach Matt Utesch. “We are delighted that he has been recognized for his hard work over the past four years.”
The applied economics major received a cumulative GPA of 3.92 for the honor, and the fifth year student athlete has seen a notable end to his athletic career for the brown and whites. In the PLCs, he used a late climb on the last mile of the 10 km to secure a silver medal and second place with a time of 30: 31.33. Then two weeks later at the IC4A / ECAC championships, Kirshenbaum beat his previous time in the 10 km and set a new PR in his last race and finished eighth in the overall standings with a time of 30: 14.54. Receive East Awards.
At the Lehigh Season Opener, Kirshenbaum won the 5K with a time of 15: 07.50, plus a second place at the Lafayette Open in the 5K at 15: 06.30. At the Happy Easter Races in Lehigh, the senior ranking took fourth place in the 5K with a time of 14: 58.22.