Shippensburg University’s Kyra Gerber (Dillsburg, Pa./Northern York) is officially a member of the 2020-21 Division II Academic All-District 2 ® Track & Field Team. The award recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performance in sports and the classroom.
Gerber is a senior academically, a junior athletically in cross country and a sophomore athletically in track & field. She is majoring in exercise science (allied health pre-professional concentration) and seeking a minor in coaching. She maintains a 3.91 cumulative grade-point average (GPA).
During the abbreviated 2020-21 cross country season, Gerber was SU’s No. 1 runner at the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Championships, finishing 15th overall to earn an All-PSAC First Team classification.
In the 2021 outdoor track & field season, Gerber was one of the top mid-distance runners for the Raiders. She earned an All-PSAC classification with a third-place finish in the 1,500 meters at the PSAC Championships (4:49.32); and she narrowly missed the podium in the 800 meters – posting a ninth-place finish in that event.
Gerber is a two-time All-PSAC runner in cross country (2020 First Team, 2019 Second Team); and a five-time PSAC place-winner in track & field, including four scoring performances with relays.
She is the first SU women’s track & field/cross country athlete to earn Academic All-District ® honors since Abby Wagner in 2019.
How selections are made
The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) selects the Academic All-District ® Team. Gerber is one of 16 honorees from District 2. The district includes all schools from the PSAC, Mountain East Conference (MEC) and the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA).
As a First-team Academic All-District® honoree, Gerber is in the running for CoSIDA’s Academic All-America® ballot. First-, second- and third-team Academic All-America® honorees will be announced August 11.
Information about CoSIDA’s Academic All-District® and Academic All-America® Teams program is available at this link.