AUSTIN, TEXAS – Senior Curran Kneebone (Saylorsburg, Pa./Pleasant Valley) is Philadelphia University's first student-athlete named to the Capital One Academic All-America Division II Men's Track & Field/Cross Country Team in 25 years with his selection to the second team on Wednesday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Kneebone is the University's eighth Academic All-American, and the first cross country runner to earn the award since Ian Swift in 1990.
During the cross country season, Kneebone became the first Philadelphia University runner since 2006 to claim Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) individual title with a win at the CACC Championship meet on Nov. 2. The victory earned him a spot on the All-CACC team for the second straight year and the 2014 CACC Runner of the Year award. At the 2014 NCAA Division II East Region Championship on Nov. 22, Kneebone was Philadelphia's fastest runner with a 34th-place finish.
He crossed the finish line in third at the Wilmington University Cross Country Invitational and the Philadelphia Metropolitan Cross Country Championship, and fourth at the Jack Saint Clair Memorial Championship.
A mechanical engineering major with a 3.98 grade point average, Kneebone was named to the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Division II Men's Cross Country All-Academic Team for the third time in his career, the CACC Fall All-Academic Team, and the Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Men's Cross Country Performer of the Year.