TOWSON, Md. – Junior Chantalle Falconer (Byron, Ill.) has been named to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-America® College Division Women’s Track and Field/Cross Country Second Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). She is one of 15 second team selections and 45 overall honorees.
Falconer is also a two-time Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) All-Academic team honoree and a Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete in 2013, for both cross country and indoor and outdoor track.
A member of the cross country team that captured third place at the 2012 NAIA National Championships, Falconer also qualified for the 2013 National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) Indoor and Outdoor National Championships.
A music education major, Falconer maintains a perfect 4.0 GPA. She has been selected as a captain for the 2013 cross country season.
The Capital One College Division Academic All-America® men’s and women’s cross country/track and field teams are comprised of student-athletes from NAIA, Canadian and two-year institutions.
To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.
Since the program’s inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 19,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.