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Markos Garners CoSIDA Academic All-District Honors

Markos Garners CoSIDA Academic All-District Honors

Springfield, Mass. - May 30, 2017 - Springfield College's Carly Markos (Wallkill, N.Y.) was honored for her tremendous work in the classroom and in the circle as she was named to the College Sports Information Directors Association of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District® track & field/cross country teams.

With this recognition, Markos is now eligible for Academic All-America accolades, which will be voted upon in the upcoming weeks.

A Mathematics and Computer Technology/Special Education Major who carries a 3.68 grade point average, Markos was one of 10 Division III women's student-athletes from the District I would be honored, and one of eight from the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC). 

Markos concluded her remarkable collegiate career this weekend at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships, where she finished sixth in the field of 22 competitors to earn the first All-America honor of her career.  She became just the fourth Springfield College women's track and field student-athlete to earn the national honor in the hammer throw, and the first since 2007.

The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) and U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) New England Women's Field Athlete of the Year, Markos won regional titles in the hammer this spring at the ECAC Championship and New England Division III Championships and was the conference champion in both the hammer and shot put.  She set new program records in the hammer throw and the weight throw this year, establishing herself as one of the best to ever throw at Springfield College.