Jenna Magness Earns CoSIDA All-America Third Team Academic Honors

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Michigan State Standout Jenna Magnes was named to the 2022 All-America Division I Track & Field/Cross Country Academic Third Team, as announced Wednesday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

To be considered for All-America status, student-athletes must be a starter or major reserve with at least a 3.30 GPA, have achieved sophomore athletic and academic standing at their current institution and be nominated by his sport. news director.

Magness recently completed her fifth and final season as a member of MSU’s women’s track and field cross-country program, earning a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering this spring.

Honored with 2020-21 and 2021-22 All Academic Districts by CoSIDA, Magness becomes the fifth Spartan woman to be named a CoSIDA Academic All-American, joining her former teammate Annie Fuller (2020 Second Team) alongside Rachele Schulist (3rd team 2015), Lindsay Clark (3rd team 2015) and Becca Buchholtz (2012 Second Team). It’s also the third straight season with an MSU track and field athlete earning Academic All-America status, as Fuller in 2020 was trailed by John Gove and Joe Riordan last season for men.

Winning Academic All-Big Ten four times in cross country and twice in track and field, Magness was named a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar last season.

On the cross-country course, Magness was part of the 2019 and 2020 Big Ten championship teams, including being the top Spartan finisher in 2020. She was also a consecutive Big Ten bronze medalist, placing third in the 2020 conferences and 2021. championships and achieved NCAA All-American status those same seasons with a 16th place finish at the 2020 NCAA Championships and 14th place finish at the 2021 NCAA Championships. the NCAA in 2019 and 2021, and was named the USTFCCCCA Great Lakes Cross Country Athlete of the Year for his performance during the 2020 season.

Magness has been even more dominant on the track during her MSU career, as a second-place finish in the 5,000m at the 2020 Big Ten Indoor Championships was a sign of things to come under Athletics’ next leadership. Lisa Breznau. After breaking the school record in the 5000m indoor two weeks prior, she went on to win the 5000m title at the 2021 Big Ten Indoor Championships before finishing seventh at the 2021 NCAA Indoor Championships to become a first-team All-American. Magness followed that up by winning the 5,000m title at the 2021 Big Ten Outdoor Championships, finished fourth in the NCAA East preliminary round, then earned another All-American first-team accolade with a fourth-place finish and program record time. at the 2021 NCAA. Outdoor Championships. She will go on to win the 2020-21 George Alderton Award, given to MSU’s top female athlete.

The Grand Ledge, Michigan native then reset the MSU indoor record at the 2022 Music City Challenge with a 5,000m time of 15:36.60 before placing second in the 3,000m at the Big Ten Indoor Championships and repeating as the B1G champion in the 5000m, going on to win The first-team All-American once again distinguished itself in the 5000m by placing sixth at the 2022 NCAA Indoor Championships. In the 2022 outdoor season, Magness broke her own school record with a time of 15:26.21 in the Virginia Challenge 5000m and achieved the double feat of winning the 10,000m and 5000m races at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships, achieving the latter in her very first race in the 10,000 meter distance and winner of the female track athlete of the B1G championships. In his last two collegiate races, Magness finished second in the 10,000m semifinals at the NCAA Eastern Preliminaries, then clocked a personal best 32:59.96 to receive the bronze medal in the 10 000m at the NCAA Outdoor Championships.

In total, Magness racked up six NCAA All-American honors, five individual Big Ten titles and two program records during his tenure in the Green and White.

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