Sophomores Hannah Altizer and Maggie Thompson of the Concord University women’s cross country and track & field teams have been selected to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District Team.
Altizer has a 3.9 GPA as a business administration major focusing on accounting. She transferred from VT prior to the 2020 spring semester. She began her Concord career by being Second Team All-Mountain East Conference in the mile run at the 2020 conference indoor championships. This past spring, Altizer picked up All-MEC Second Team in cross country as she placed 13th. She followed it up by claiming All-MEC Honorable Mention in the 1,500-meter run in May during the MEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
Additionally, Altizer set two program records during the track season. In late March, she broke an eight-year program mark in the 10,000-meter run by clocking 38:54.69. She followed it up later in April by setting a new program record in the 5,000-meter run, 18:18.88. Altizer was also a member of the All-MEC Academic Team in 2021.
Thompson has had the most success in field events on the track and field team. She is also a member of the CU cross country team. This past spring, Thompson was named All-MEC Honorable Mention in the triple jump as she had her best jump of the season at 10.88 meters to claim third place at the MEC Championships.
With a 3.44 GPA as a health science major, Thompson has landed on Concord’s Dean’s List four times, and appeared on the MEC Commissioner’s Honor Roll this spring.
Altizer and Thompson were two of nine MEC student-athletes on the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team. To be eligible student-athletes must be of at least sophomore standing and have a 3.30 cumulative GPA. They will advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-American ballot.