Patrick Jenkins Named Third-Team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America
Jenkins, a junior from
"We are extremely happy for Patrick and his family," says WKU head track and field/cross country coach Erik Jenkins. "This prestigious honor truly magnifies Patrick's academic accomplishments and the focus it takes to be a successful student-athlete. He has been a major contributor to the success we have had and is well deserving of the
honor. I am happy that he is a part of our program and look forward to
his continued success."
This makes the fifth-straight year a WKU cross country/track & field athlete has been named to the CoSIDA all-America team, with Cara Nichols and Cheyenne Carmack being honored in 2005, followed by Kevin Dick in 2006 and Michael Duncan in 2007 and 2008.
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 the 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.