PHILADELPHIA – Philadelphia University senior Taylor Falvey (York, Pa./York Catholic) and junior Emilie Barton (Sterling, Ill./Newman Catholic Central) were recognized for their work in the classroom as they were named to the Capital One Division II Academic All-District 1 Women’s Cross Country and Track team by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Falvey—a physician assistant major with a 3.612 grade-point average—and Barton—a business major with a 3.571 grade-point average—were also named to the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Division II Women’s All-Academic Team for cross country, the All-Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Fall All-Academic Team, and the Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Women’s Cross Country Team. Barton was named the Academic All-Area performer of the year.
At the 2015 CACC Outdoor Track & Field Championship on May 3, Falvey claimed the conference title in the 5,000-meter run and the 10,000-meter run on her way to the CACC Women’s Track Athlete of the Year award. She was the winner of the 5,000 at the Collegiate Track Conference Championships on April 19. Falvey earned All-CACC recognition in cross country with a third-place finish at the CACC Cross Country Championship.
Barton was tabbed as the CACC Cross Country Runner of the Year after winning the conference champion with a time of 19 minutes, 55 seconds to lead the Rams to their sixth CACC championship in the last seven years. She is the team’s first individual conference champion since 2011. As a distance runner for the track team, Barton came home second in the 5,000 and third in the 10,000.
To be eligible for Academic All‐America consideration, a student‐athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 on a 4.00 scale, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution, and be nominated by his/her sports information director.