For the second time in her career, Jordan Hasay has been named the Capital One Academic All-American® of the Year for Division I Women’s track and field and cross country.
Senior distance runner Andy Bayer of Indiana was the men's winner. Those two lead the 2013 Capital One Academic All-America® Division I men’s and women’s track and field/cross country teams, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Two other Ducks, Anne Kesselring and Ben DeJarnette joined Hasay on the first team.
Hasay, a senior middle distance runner with a 3.87 G.P.A. majoring in business administration, was also named as the Capital One Academic All-America® of the Year in 2011. In 2011, she became the first person in the history of the Academic All-America® program to win the national honor as a sophomore.
A native of Arroyo Grande, Cal., she is the most decorated runner in school history with 18 combined All-America awards, two national titles and four Pac-12 championships.
As a senior, she led Oregon to NCAA championships in both cross country and indoor track, along with the Pac-12 outdoor title. The cross country championship was Oregon’s first national title since 1987. Individually, she placed third at the 2012 NCAA Cross Country championship meet. At the 2013 NCAA Indoor National Championships, she finished second in the 3,000 meters and fourth in the 5,000 meters to score 13 points. At the 2013 NCAA Outdoor championship, Hasay finished third in the 5,000.
As a senior, Hasay set school records in both the 3,000 (8:57.46) and 5,000 (15:40.30) during the indoor season, while setting the Oregon and Pac-12 outdoor records in the 10,000 (32:06.64).
A three-time Capital One Academic All-America® honoree, Hasay is a two-time NCAA champion, winning both the mile and the 3,000 meters at the 2011 NCAA Indoor National Championships. She was the 2011 United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Indoor Track Athlete of the Year and a semifinalist for the Bowerman Award, the highest accolade given to the year's best student-athlete in collegiate track and field. A three-time Pac-12 Athlete of the Year for the cross country program, she was also the 2012 Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year for cross country. She is also the first woman in Oregon history to win four cross country All-America awards from the USTFCCCA.
A native of Mechanicsville, Va., DeJarnette maintains a perfect 4.00 G.P.A. with a major in journalism and minors in political science and economics. He received the NCAA’s Elite 89 Award at the 2012 NCAA Cross Country Championships. He earned second place in the Park Pier Invitational (17:53:00, 6,000 meters), before finishing third overall at the Dellinger Invitational, running the 8,000 meter race with a time of 23:49. During the spring, DeJarnette ran his top outdoor 10,000 meter time of 30:42.75 at the Oregon Relays. He earned first team all-Pac-12 academic honors.
A senior with a perfect 4.00 G.P.A. as a business administration major, Kesselring is a 12-time All-American. She helped Oregon win its fifth straight Pac-12 championship by running third in the 800 meters and fourth in the 1,500 meters at the 2013 meet. A 2013 NCAA outdoor qualifier in the 1,500 meters, the Nurnberg, Germany, native was part of the eighth-place distance medley relay team as Oregon won the 2013 NCAA Indoor National Championship. The 2011 NCAA and Pac-10 champion in the 800 meters, Kesselring holds school records in the indoor mile (4:32.61) and DMR. She has scored points on all of Oregon's four straight NCAA Indoor championship teams.
Hasay and Kesselring are repeat first team selections on the Capital One Academic All-America® Division I women’s team.
Bayer is a biology major who graduated this spring from Indiana with a 3.60 G.P.A.
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