Kouba Named to CoSIDA Academic All-America Third Team

Kouba Named to CoSIDA Academic All-America Third Team

The senior was a first team All-American in the steeplechase (Gil Talbot).

AUSTIN, Texas – Adding to her long list of accolades in 2015-16, senior Paige Kouba has been selected to the CoSIDA Academic All-America third team, as announced by the organization over the weekend.

To be eligible for Academic All-America consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.

Kouba has been a star on the track and in the classroom for the Crimson, and was an All-America first team honoree in the 3,000 meter steeplechase at the NCAA Championships earlier this month. Kouba owns the program record in the event, as well as in the indoor 1,000 and distance medley relay and the outdoor 1,500 and 4x800 relay. She also published a thesis titled "Aedes Dance Party: Interbreeding and Hybridization Between Aedes triseriatus and Aedes hendersoni in Eastern Massachusetts."

Donning Crimson one last time, Kouba will compete in the 3,000 steeplechase at the USATF Olympic Trials July 1-10 in Eugene, Oregon.