PHILADELPHIA – Senior Ethan Fadale of the Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) men's cross country and track teams received CoSIDA/Google Cloud Academic All-District honors this week.
Fadale now advances to the Academic All-America ballot. The CoSIDA Academic All-America program recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom. To be nominated, a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) at his/her current institution. A student-athlete must also have completed one full calendar year at his/her current institution and have reached sophomore athletic eligibility.
In cross country, Fadale was named All-CACC for his third place finish at the CACC Championship with a time of 27.28.0 (5:31.5 pace). For his top-25 finish at the NCAA East Region Championships with a time of 33.38.10 (5:31.5 pace), he earned All-East Region honors. The senior was a member of the CACC All-Academic team and received USTFCCCA All-Academic honors. Fadale was named CACC Runner of the Week on October 2 and was on the CACC Honor Roll three times. He was chosen team MVP and received the President's Award at Jefferson's Sports Recognition Night.
During the track season, Fadale posted the team's fastest time in the 1500 meters (4:03.94) and 5000 meters (15:16.90). At the CACC Championships, he finished sixth (16:09.65) in the 5000 meters and eighth (4:15.99) in the 1500 meters. The senior had three top-five finishes in the 1500 meters and competed in the 4x800 meter relay (8:13.22) at Penn Relays. Fadale was chosen to the CACC All-Academic Team and the Rams' distance MVP.
Fadale graduated summa cum laude with a degree in health sciences and will attend grad school to become a physician assistant. He was a seven-time Dean's List student.