Northern Illinois senior Courtney Oldenburg was named to the Cross Country Academic All-Mid-American Conference Team, the league office announced Tuesday.
Oldenburg, a native of West Salem, Wis., was named to the team for the third time in her career after posting a 3.864 GPA in nursing. She also earned her bachelor’s degree from NIU in December.
“I’m really proud of Courtney’s academic achievements,” said NIU head coach Greg Hipp. “She had her best fall cross country season yet, and I’m glad to see that she also backed it up in the classroom.”
Oldenburg paced the Huskies at all six meets during the 2012 season and set school records on the 5K and 6K. In addition, she won her first career individual title Sept. 1 by taking first place at the UIC Opener. On top of that, she took third place at the NIU Open and eighth place at the Bradley Classic.
Off the cross country course, Oldenburg was named a Huskie Scholar-Athlete of the Week for the week of Sept. 3 for her record-setting performance at the NIU Open.
The Academic All-MAC honor is for student-athletes who have excelled in both athletics and academics.
To qualify, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA and have participated in at least 50 percent of the races. First-year students and junior college transfers in their first year of residence are not eligible for the award.