BOONE, N.C. –Appalachian State cross country and distance runner Emily Fedders has been named to the Google Cloud Academic All-America First Team in cross country/track & field.
It marks the second consecutive Google Cloud Academic All-America selection for Fedders and her first First Team honor. She is just the fifth Appalachian State student-athlete to earn First Team honors, joining Gill Beck of football (1977), Jamie Harris of baseball (1984), D.J. Campbell of football (1992) and David Towarnicky of baseball (2010).
Fedders also is the 16th Google Cloud Academic All-America selection in Appalachian State history and just the third student-athlete in school history to earn the honor twice, joining Gill Beck of football (1975 and 1977) and David Towarnicky of baseball (2009 and 2010).
Fedders is the second Mountaineer to earn Google Cloud Academic All-America honors for the 2018-19 school year, joining men’s soccer goalie Jake Chasteen. Fedders and Chasteen’s honors marks the first time in school history that Appalachian State has had two Academic All-Americans honorees in the same school year.
Fedders, a geology major, posted another strong cross country season. At the Sun Belt Championships, she earned Third Team All-Sun Belt honors with a 14th place finish, helping the Mountaineers capture the conference title for the second time in three seasons. The all-conference finish also marked her third straight All-Sun Belt accolade.
In the indoor track & field season, Fedders scored points for App State at the Sun Belt Indoor Championships, placing fourth in the 5,000-meter run in 17:39.37.
During the outdoor season, Fedders etched her name into the record books with a second-place finish in the 10,000-meter run at the Sun Belt Championships with a time of 36:33.45 Her time ranks as the seventh fastest time in the event in program history. It also marked the second straight season she earned All-Sun Belt honors in the 10,000-meter run.
The Google Cloud Academic All-America Team recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their performances on the field and in the classroom.