Nebraska Wesleyan University track & field athlete Holly Andrews was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America® Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Andrews was named to the Academic All-America® First-Team in the college division.
Andrews (Sr., Seward, Neb./Seward H.S.) graduated with a 3.99 GPA with a Exercise Science major and Spanish minor. Earlier this year, Andrews was one of 58 student-athletes in the nation selected to receive a $7,500 postgraduate scholarship from the NCAA for the winter sports season.
While at NWU, Andrews was a three-time All-American winner, 16-time All-Conference performer, and holds school records in the 55-meter hurdles (8.12) and the 100-meter hurdles (14.07). She also holds the first-year records in those events with times of 8.40 and 14.64.
Andrews plans to enter the Occupational Therapy Program at The University of South Dakota this fall.
Nebraska Wesleyan University now has had 66 student-athletes earn 104 Academic All-America® awards. NWU ranks 12th among all schools at all levels of competition for its number of Academic All-Americans.
Student-athletes must meet four criteria to earn ESPN the Magazine Academic All- America® honors: 1) must have a cumulative GPA of 3.20 or better, 2) must have at least two terms of attendance at the institution, 3) must be at least a sophomore in athletic eligibility, 4) must be a starter or key reserve in their respective sport.