Men's Track and Field's Kilmartin earns second consecutive academic all-district honor
AUSTIN, Texas -- Winning national championships and earning academic recognition go hand-in-hand for three-time NCAA National Champion Donovan Kilmartin.
For the second consecutive season, Kilmartin (Eagle, Idaho) has been selected to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District First-Team. The six-time All-American, who is redshirting the 2007 outdoor season, holds a 3.49 grade point average in petroleum engineering, and is on track to graduate this summer.
As a competitor, Kilmartin holds a special place in NCAA history as the only men's student-athlete to ever win multiple heptathlon national championships. Kilmartin won the heptathlon at the indoor championships in 2004 as a freshman, and then back-to-back in 2006 and 2007. In 2005, he finished as the NCAA heptathlon runner-up by 80 points.
With his academic first-team selection, the four-time Big 12 Champion and nine-time all-conference honoree is eligible for his second career Academic All-American honor. He was named to the 15-member national team in 2006.
In order to be eligible for nomination, student-athletes must be a varsity starter or key reserve for their respective teams, maintain a minimum 3.20 GPA and must have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at their institutions to be nominated.