June 23, 2005
Eight Big Ten student-athletes were named to the 2005 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America cross country/track & field teams on June 22 as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Michigan's Lindsey Gallo was selected as the female Academic All-America of the Year while also being named to the First Team in the University division. Gallo, a graduate student from Freehold, NJ, maintained a 4.00 grade point average while majoring in accounting during her tenure as a student-athlete. The fifth-year senior also claimed All-America honors and helped the Wolverines tie for 29th place at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Senior Michelle Carson of Michigan State was selected to the Second Team while Purdue's Amber Ferner and Yael Peled of Wisconsin received Third Team Academic All-America honors.
On the men's side, Nathan Brown, a junior biochemistry major from Wisconsin claimed Academic All-America First Team honors while junior John Ablert of Minnesota received Second Team accolades. Wisconsin's Joe Detmer and Michigan State's Nathan Egger were also named to the Third Team Academic All-America.
2005 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Cross Country/Track & Field
Lindsey Gallo, Michigan**
Nathan Brown, Wisconsin
** ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America of the Year
Michelle Carson, Michigan State
John Albert, Minnesota
Amber Ferner, Purdue
Yael Peled, Wisconsin
Joe Detmer, Wisconsin
Nathan Egger, Michigan State