Hartford Megan Barry was named an Academic All-American by CoSIDA Thursday.
Hartford Megan Barry was named an Academic All-American by CoSIDA Thursday.
Courtesy: America East Communications

Hartford's Megan Barry Named Academic All-American

Release: 06/27/2014

Courtesy: Hartford Athletic Communications

Megan Barry, a senior last year, on the University of Hartford cross country and track and field teams, was selected to the 2014 Capital One Academic All-America Division I Third Team, Thursday. The native of South Yarmouth, Mass., is one of 15 women recognized on the third team for her academic and athletic excellence. The honor comes after Barry was selected to the Academic All-District I team along with fellow seniors John Busque and Erik Quitzau last month.

During her senior season, Barry was selected to the America East All-Academic teams for cross country as well as both indoor and outdoor track and field. She graduated with a 3.91 grade point average to earn a degree in biology from the University's College of Arts and Sciences in May.

In addition to her academic achievements, Barry also excelled athletically, earning America East All-Conference distinction for cross country and outdoor track and field. Her all-conference performance at the America East Cross Country Championship was the first for a Hartford woman. Barry finished as the runner-up in both the 5,000 and 10,000 meters at the conference outdoor meet before earning All-New England honors for winning the New England 10,000-meter championship earlier this month. As a senior, Barry set the school records in the indoor 3,000 and 5,000 as well as the outdoor 5,000 and 10,000 meters.

In total, 45 women earned spots on the first, second and third teams. Members of the Academic All-America teams are selected from the members of the eight Academic All-District teams announced in May. Selections are made by members of CoSIDA, College Sports Information Directors of America.