Newbold, Schnoor named Academic All-District
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Track & Field - Thu, May 25, 2017

MOUNT VERNON – Cornell sprinter Husani Newbold (JR/Freeport, Grand Bahama) and multi-event standout Libby Schnoor (JR/Camanche, Iowa) have been chosen to the 2017 Capital One Academic All-District Men's & Women's Cross Country/Track & Field Teams, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

The Ram juniors were among 10 student-athletes in each of their respective sports honored on the NCAA Division III First Team in District 8. The district's large pool of nominees includes 21 states, in addition to Canada.   

A complete list of CoSIDA all-district award winners can be found at Men's Teams and Women's Teams.

Newbold and Schnoor are this year's only two honorees from the Midwest Conference. As first team selections, both advance to the national ballot for Academic All-America consideration. The Division III All-America Teams will be announced June 21.

Newbold is majoring in economics and business. The two-time academic all-MWC performer holds a 3.86 cumulative grade point average.

Schnoor, who carries a 3.81 GPA, is pursuing a major in economics and business with an emphasis in business analytics. The two-time academic all-MWC dual-sport star is minoring in studio art.

The academic all-district teams are comprised of the nation's top student-athletes for their performances in the classroom and athletically. To be eligible, the nominee must be a starter or important reserve, have completed one full calendar year at the nominating institution and hold a cumulative GPA of at least 3.3.

Newbold is the 2017 MWC indoor champion and school-record holder in the 60-meter dash (6.99 seconds). He gained all-region accolades in the event. Newbold is a three-time all-conference performer in the 4x400 relay, which includes a runner-up outdoor finish this spring.

Schnoor is closing out a terrific 2017 track & field season at this week's NCAA Outdoor Championships, where she's competing in the heptathlon. An indoor all-American pentathlete (seventh place), Schnoor has already etched her name on six school records.   

Schnoor captured nine all-MWC medals in 2017, highlighted with outdoor titles in the javelin and long jump. The 14-time all-MWC performer earned all-region status this year in the pentathlon and javelin.