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Utah State’s Devin Wright was named to the 2017 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America second team for track & field/cross country, it was announced Friday morning.
Wright, who graduated from Utah State in May with a bachelor’s degree in biology, is one of five student-athletes from the Mountain West to earn CoSIDA Academic All-America Division I honors. He joins Colorado State’s Jerrell Mock, Jefferson Abbey and Mostafa Hassan, and New Mexico’s Samuel Trigg.
A year ago, Wright was a CoSIDA Academic All-America third-team honoree. This May, he was tabbed to the CoSIDA Academic All-District VIII Men’s Track & Field/Cross Country Team for the third consecutive year.
In his final season with the Aggies, Wright placed 20th in the first round of the javelin with a mark of 63.79m (209-03) at the NCAA West Preliminary Championships in Austin, Texas. The native of Monticello, Utah, earned first-team all-conferece accolades after placing third with a personal-best throw of 67.84m (222-07), which ranks fourth all-time in school history, at the MW Outdoor Championships.
Wright captured the javelin title at the 2016 MW Outdoor Track & Field Championships with a throw of 62.17m (204-00). He then advanced to the NCAA West Preliminary Championships in Lawrence, Kan., where he placed 42nd with a mark of 55.29m (181-04).
Of the 45 CoSIDA Academic All-America Division I Men’s Track & Field/Cross Country team members, 26 have GPAs of 3.90 or higher, including nine who have a perfect 4.0. Wright is one of 15 student-athletes who received second-team honors.
Nebraska senior Drew Wiseman and Michigan senior Erin Flinn were selected CoSIDA Academic All-Americans of the Year on the men’s and women’s side, respectively.
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