June 21, 2011
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TOWSON, Md. - The Stanford men headlined the 2011 Capital One Academic All-America® Men's Track & Field/Cross Country Teams, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Stanford had three student-athletes named to the first team, the most of any school. The distance trio of Chris Derrick, Elliott Heath and Miles Unterreiner were each honored.
Derrick was the 2010 United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Scholar Athlete of the Year for cross country. He is an economics major with a 3.84 GPA. The 2010 Pacific-10 Conference champion in the 5,000 and 10,000-meter runs, he is a 10-time All-American, placing seventh, third and fifth at the NCAA Men's Cross Country Championships. A native of Naperville, Ill., he was fourth in both the 5,000 and 10,000-meters at the 2011 NCAA Outdoor Meet. The former owner of the American Junior record in the 5,000-meter run is a three-time Pac-10 All-Academic performer.
The 2011 NCAA Indoor 3,000-meter champion, Heath has a 3.57 GPA as a mechanical engineering major. A native of Winona, Minn., he was a seven-time All-American for the Cardinal and set the school's indoor record in the 5,000 meters at the 2011 Husky Classic. Heath earned second team All-America honors at the 2011 NCAA Outdoor Meet. Named as the 2010 Pac-10 Cross Country Athlete of the Year, he ranks fourth all-time in both the 3,000-meter indoor run and 5,000-meter outdoor run.
The Elite 88 Award winner at the 2011 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships, Unterreiner is a history major at Stanford with a perfect 4.00 GPA. The Gig Harbor, Wash., native placed 15th in the 5,000-meters at the NCAA Indoor Meet to earn second-team All-America honors. He also captured the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) 5,000-meter championship. Unterreiner placed ninth at the 2010 Pac-10 Cross Country championships to earn second team All-Pac-10 honors.