May 31, 2012
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -
University of Alabama seniors Nathan Corder and Leigh Gilmore have been named to the Capital One Academic All-District Track & Field/Cross Country teams as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America. The honor is the second of Gilmore’s career and third for Corder. The pair are now eligible to earn Academic All-America honors.
Corder, a two-time Academic All-American, earned the all-district honor by competing in all six cross country races for the Crimson Tide in the fall and scoring at both the Southeastern Conference and NCAA South Region Championships. During the track seasons, he set personal bests in the mile, 1,500 and 3,000 meters. Outside of competition he maintained a perfect 4.0 grade point average in mathematics and was a Rhodes Scholarship finalist. A recipient of the prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, the SEC also named him a Davis Community Service Award finalist.
Gilmore collected her second Academic All-District honor after a standout season in both cross country and track. She was UA’s top finisher in three cross country races and recorded the team’s fastest 1,500-meter time this season and the eighth fastest in school history on the track. She also ran personal bests in the mile, 3,000 and 5,000 meters during the track seasons. A civil engineering major with a 4.0 grade point average, she was one of 29 recipients of an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship and won the SEC’s Davis Community Service Award.
The Academic All-America teams will be announced on June 21. The UA track and field program has had student-athletes earn a total of eight Academic All-America honors and seven since 2002.