For the first time, Ashland University junior Nick Zak is an Academic All-America.
As announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Wednesday (June 26) afternoon, Zak is a third-team member of the NCAA Division II Google Cloud Academic All-America Men's Cross Country/Track & Field Team.
Zak sports a 3.58 cumulative grade-point average as a Criminal Justice major. Earlier this year, he garnered his second Google Cloud Academic All-District honor.
A three-time All-American, Zak earned his latest honor indoors in 2019 in the weight throw, placing third. In 2019, he has established new collegiate personal-best distances in the indoor shot put (17.27 meters/56-feet-8), outdoor hammer throw (63.96 meters/209-feet-10) and indoor weight throw (21.06 meters/69-feet-1¼).
Zak is the fourth Eagle student-athlete to earn Academic All-America honors in 2018-19, and the eighth Ashland track and field/cross country athlete to earn the award.
ALL-TIME ASHLAND UNIVERSITY TRACK AND FIELD/CROSS COUNTRY ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAS
- Nick Zak, 2019 (third-team)
- Kim Habegger, 2015 (third-team)
- Garrett Grey, 2013 (first-team)
- Jackie Jeschelnig, 2003 (first-team)
- Adriane Blewitt, 2002-03 (first-team)
- Oliver Grund, 1996 (second-team at-large)
- Kelly Kish, 1996 (third-team at-large)
- Dariusz Janczewski, 1989 (second-team at-large)