Trio Named Academic All-Americans
SEATTLE – For the second straight year, Husky Track & Field equaled its most Academic All-Americans in a single season today as Haley Herberg, Katie Rainsberger, and Mick Stanovsek all earned the highest academic distinction. This is just the third time in history that more than one Husky has earned Academic All-America honors, with two of those being the past two years.
The Academic All-America program is stewarded by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). A first, second, and third team was chosen for the men and the women, based off the Academic All-District honorees.
Rainsberger and Stanovsek earned First Team honors and Herberg is on the Third Team. Stanovsek is a back-to-back First Team pick, while Rainsberger moves up from Second Team status last year. Herberg earns her first career Academic All-America honor.
Rainsberger, who finished third at the 2021 NCAA Outdoor Championships in the steeplechase for her 12th career All-America honor, and then went on to make the finals at the U.S. Olympic Trials. She finished her undergrad with a 3.97 GPA majoring in Medical Anthropology & Global Health.
Stanovsek, an eight-time All-American, was named the 2020 Elite 90 recipient for the highest GPA of any men's qualifier at the 2020 NCAA Indoor Championships. He also won the 2021 Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year award. He finished his Bachelor's with a 3.85 GPA in Cinema and Media Studies and then began pursuit of a Master's in Jurisprudence where he carries a 3.47 GPA.
Herberg had a breakout year in both cross country and track and field. She won the Pac-12 individual cross country title back in March to be named Pac-12 Cross Country Athlete of the Year. She then qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships in both the 5k and 10k distances, and placed fifth in the 10k to earn First Team All-America honors, and then took 10th in the 5k final for Second Team All-America. Herberg has a 3.54 cumulative GPA majoring in Civil Engineering.