PHILADELPHIA – To cap off a phenomenal senior cross country campaign, senior Cassidy Weimer has been voted onto the Philadelphia Inquirer Women's Cross Country Academic All-Area Team, it was announced on Tuesday afternoon. Selected by the 30 sports information offices of the Philadelphia metropolitan area, also known as PhillySIDA, the 2017 Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Women’s Cross-Country Team recognizes student-athletes who athletically excel while contributing to their surrounding community and exceed a 3.20 GPA.
Weimer is joined on the academic squad by Swarthmore's Irina Bukharin, Performer of the Year Bella Burda of Villanova, Haverford's Nicole Giannetti, Millie Howard of Temple, Rowan's Kennifer Klavens, and Amanda Kodis of West Chester.
Weimer finished as SJU's top runner in the final four races of the season, including all three championship races, and scored in all seven of her races this fall. Weimer placed 32nd at the Atlantic 10 Championship and 46th at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship and capped her collegiate cross country career with ECAC All-East honors after finishing eighth at the ECAC Championship for the second year in a row. Weimer also led the Hawks at the Princeton Invitational and finished as SJU's #3 runner at the George Mason Invitational to help SJU to the team title.
The senior co-captain out of Leonardo, N.J. is majoring in risk management and insurance on Hawk Hill.
Weimer now turns her attention to the 2017-18 indoor track and field season, which began at the 2017 Jack Pyrah Invitational this past Saturday, December 2. The Hawks return to action at the Wagner College Invitational, to be held at the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex in Staten Island, N.Y. on Friday, January 5 and is set to begin at 2:00 p.m.