Release courtsey of Ian Marks and the Michigan Tech. Sports Information Department
HOUGHTON, Mich. - Michigan Tech junior Ken
Gilkerson was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American
Cross Country and Track Field Third Team by the College Sports
Information Directors of America. The Brooklyn Park, Minn., native
ran a school record and NCAA provisional qualifying time of 1:52.50
in the 800-meter run and holds a 4.0 GPA in mechanical
Gilkerson was the only male Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference athlete selected to the team. He joins fellow Michigan Tech athletes Keith White (football) and Jenna Klein (Nordic
Skiing/At-Large) as ESPN The Magazine Academic All-Americans for the 2008-09 season.
To be eligible for the district team student-athletes must have a 3.2 cumulative GPA and completed two semesters at the institution.