Jordan Crawford named CoSIDA Academic All-America

6/21/2020
 
AUSTIN, Texas – Missouri Baptist University sophomore and Georgia athlete Jordan Crawford has been named a CoSIDA Academic All-American®, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Monday. The Douglasville, Ga. native was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America Track and Field/Cross Country Second Team after earning Academic All-District® First Team honors last month.
 
Crawford joins an elite cast becoming the 11th Spartan all-time (and fifth in the 2019-20 academic year) to earn CoSIDA Academic All-America® honors.
 
The Academic All-America® program is acknowledged as one of the most selective and prestigious awards in college athletics recognizing the nation's top student-athletes for their combined efforts in the classroom and on the field.

Despite the cancellation of spring competition during COVID-19, CoSIDA continued its sponsorship of the awards program and selected student-athletes based on career statistics.
 
Majoring in Exercise Science, Crawford has sported a perfect 4.0 grade-point average in three out of four semesters at MBU and currently carries a 4.01 cumulative GPA. On the track, Crawford has garnered NAIA All-American honors in the 3000-Meter Race Walk in each of his three national championship appearances – twice at indoor nationals and once at outdoor nationals. This spring, Crawford finished fifth place overall with a career-best time of 12:53.56 at the 2020 NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Championships held in Brookings, S.D.
 
The Douglasville, Ga. native is a three-time AMC All-Conference selection and three-time AMC Race Walk gold medalist. Following his freshman season at MBU, Crawford also brought home the men's 10,000-Meter Race Walk title (53:40.03) at the 2019 USATF U-20 Outdoor Championships in Miramar, Fla. last June.
 
Crawford made the grade on the list of 21 male Track & Field/Cross Country student-athletes to earn Academic-All American status. He was the only sophomore and one of only three to have a perfect 4.0 GPA. Crawford is the first male Track & Field athlete in MBU history to earn AAA honors.
 
Crawford will be formally honored at the 2020 Spartan Hall of Fame Banquet set for Thursday, October 29, 2020. For more information about CoSIDA's Academic All-America® program, visit AcademicAllAmerica.com or the Academic All-America® home page on CoSIDA.com.