June 5, 2006
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
University of Wyoming senior distance runner Michelle Kvernmo was recently named to the 2006 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America® University Division Women's Track & Field/Cross Country All-District VII Team as selected by CoSIDA. Kvernmo will graduate this summer with a degree in Kinesiology and Health Promotion. To this date she has carried a perfect 4.0 GPA during her career at UW.
The Academic All-District team is a part of the Academic All-America program. Student-athletes are selected in voting by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). CoSIDA District VII is made up of the states of Wyoming, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota and the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan.
To qualify, a student-athlete must have achieved a minimum of 3.20 cumulative grade-point average, must be at least a sophomore athletically and academically and must have participated in at least 50 percent of the team's competitions.
Kvernmo, of Hookstown, Penn., had a very good career as a Cowgirl by earning All-Mountain West Conference honors (finishing top three) twice. In 2005, she finished third in the 10,000-meters to earn All-MWC honors for the first time in her career. This past outdoor season she repeated that performance by finishing third again in the 10,000-meters earning the acholade for the second time. She was also a leader on the women's cross country by finishing in the top-three throughout most of her career.