(New Orleans, La.) - The Dickinson women's track & field team received All-Academic honors from the United States Track & Field/Cross Country Coaches Association (UST&FCCCA) while four individuals also received All-Academic recognition. The women's team combined for the highest overall grade point average in program history.
Senior Naji Thompson (Springfield, N.J./Oak Knoll), junior Sarah House (Merrimack, N.H./Merrimack) and sophomores Isabel Cardi (Media, Pa./Strath Haven) and Emma Johnston (Pelham, N.Y./Pelham Memorial) all had outstanding indoor and outdoor seasons to go with continued success in the classroom, receiving individual recognition.
House earns her second individual honor, receiving recognition in 2017 as well. Cardi, House and Johnston each qualified for the NCAA Division III Championships during both the indoor and outdoor seasons. Thompson joined the trio to earn All-Region honors for both the indoor and outdoor seasons while being named to the Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll. Overall, the Red Devil women's program had 22 student-athletes named during the indoor season and a remarkable 25 on the outdoor list.
Cardi ran to All-America honors at the NCAA Indoor Championships, breaking the school record in the 3000 meters in the prelims and again in the final, placing fifth overall. She was just outside the top-10, outdoors, crossing the line 11th in the 5000 meters. At the CC Outdoor Championships, Cardi earned Second-team honors with the 4x800 relay and was third in the 1500 and 5000-meter events. Indoors, she added a CC title with the distance medley relay and placed second in the mile.
House just missed the final cut at the NCAA indoor championships and added a top-20 finish in the 5000 meters during the outdoor season. She was second in the conference in the 3000 meters, indoors, and second in the 5000 at the outdoor meet.
Johnston captured the conference outdoor title in 10,000 and placed second in the 5000, adding fourth and fifth place showings in the 5000 and 3000-meters at the indoor championships.
Thompson claimed bronze in the 100 meters, outdoors, and twice matched her own school record with a conference title in the 60 meters, indoors. She was selected as an Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sports-Scholar Award winner.
Senior Eryn Nelson (York, Pa./Central York) was named the Lloyd W. Hughes Senior Scholar Athlete. A four-year letter-winner in both indoor and outdoor track & field Nelson captured a silver and bronze medal at the 2019 Little Three Championships and had nine top-10 finishes in her career in the Little Three.
She has been as equally impressive in the classroom, producing one of the highest GPAs in the senior class. She was also inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society and is a three-time member of the Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll.
Dickinson takes great pride in providing an environment that encourages commitment and balance in the pursuit of excellence in both academics and athletics. In addition to Eryn, six other student-athletes were inducted into Phi Kappa Beta while three of Dickinson's remarkable 13 Fulbright Scholar winners were student-athletes, including seniors Candice Ionescu (Maple Glen, Pa./Upper Dublin) and Olivia Watson (Weston, Conn./Weston).
The Red Devils finished third at both the Centennial Conference Indoor and Outdoor Championships, combining for eight All-Conference honors indoors and 13 during the outdoor season.