NEW ORLEANS – Dartmouth junior Abbey D'Agostino has been named the 2013 U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division I Track Scholar Athlete of the Year for both the indoor and outdoor seasons.
D’Agostino, a Topsfield, Mass., native who has a cumulative 3.69 grade point average as a psychology major, becomes the first women in the history of the USTFCCCA to sweep all three national Scholar Athlete of the Year awards after also receiving the accolade during cross country campaign.
In addition to her stellar academic achievements, D’Agostino won all three national championships in which she competed during the indoor and outdoor seasons, including her second career outdoor 5000m title in June at Oregon’s Hayward Field in Eugene. She completed the indoor distance double by winning both the 3000m and 5000m in March at the NCAA Championship in Fayetteville, Ark., becoming the first American woman ever to accomplish the feat in a career, let alone consecutive days.
D’Agostino has now been recognized with the Scholar Athlete of the Year honor for the second straight outdoor season after also claiming the award in 2012 following the first of her four career national championships.
Arizona’s Brigetta Barrett (Indoor Field) and South Dakota’s Bethany Buell (Outdoor Field) were also recognized by the USTFCCCA with Scholar Athletes of the Year honors.
The three recipients of these honors were selected from a group of 710 women who earned USTFCCCA All-Academic distinction this past year.
In addition to D’Agostino, Dartmouth’s Sarah Delozier was also recognized with a USTFCCCA All-Academic selection as she boasted a 3.52 GPA.