Men's cross country/track athlete recognized for academics

Hashem Zikry '13
Hashem Zikry '13

Hamilton College’s Hashem Zikry '13 (New York, N.Y./Collegiate School) was selected to the 2013 Capital One Division III Academic All-District Men’s Track & Field/Cross Country Team for District 3 by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on May 30.

2013 Capital One Division III Academic All-District Men’s Track & Field/Cross Country Team

Zikry, a government major, is one of 10 student-athletes on the all-district team. District 3 is comprised of institutions located in New York State.

Zikry garnered three all-conference honors during his senior year. He placed fifth at the 2012 New York State Collegiate Track Conference (NYSCTC) Championships and earned first team all-conference honors in cross country. Earlier in the cross country season, Zikry won the individual title in a dual meet with nationally ranked Rensselaer, and recorded the second-fastest time by a Hamilton runner on his home course.

During the 2013 indoor track and field season, Zikry earned all-conference recognition for his performances at the NYSCTC and Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III championships. He finished third in the 5,000-meter run at the NYSCTC championship meet, and ran to fourth place in the 3,000 meters at the ECAC championships.

Zikry was an eight-time member of the NESCAC all-academic team. He was the men’s cross country team’s recipient of Hamilton’s 2013 SAAC scholar-athlete award for his dedication and loyalty to both academics and athletics.

The all-district teams recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. Student-athletes need to be at least sophomores in academic standing at their institution to be eligible. They also need to have a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 or better on a 4.0 scale.

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