Crabo Chosen To Academic All-America Second Team
Claremont, Calif. - Senior Anders Crabo (Bellingham, Wash. - pictured) was named to the Capital One Academic All-America Men's Track and Field second team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), it was announced today.
Crabo earned the award after finishing his Sagehen career by earning All-America honors for the second time in the 3000-meter steeplechase, finishing fifth at the NCAA Division III Championships in May. He also was an All-American as a sophomore in 2010.
In addition to his success in the national meets, Crabo also won the SCIAC steeplechase championship all four years in his career, including by a 13-second margin this spring. He became only the 19th athlete in over 100 years of SCIAC Track and Field competitions to win the same event four years in a row, and only the fourth Sagehen to accomplish the feat.
Crabo also broke the nine-minute barrier in the steeplechase at the Mt. Sac Relays, when he recorded the third fastest-time in school history (8:59.11). He became the first Sagehen to break nine minutes in 27 years.
Crabo was also joined on the Academic All-America lists today by junior Annie Lydens, who earned first-team honors on the women's side. The Sagehens finished the academic year with five Academic All-Americans overall, including first-teamers Lydens and James Lambert (football), Crabo on the second team, and third-teamers Nick Gentili (baseball) and Perri Hopkins (women's water polo).