Shippensburg University: Stimson named to track, field top team

Shippensburg University’s Alec Stimson (Gawler, Australia/Trinity College) is the latest Raider to earn top honors as part of the Division II Academic All-District 2 ® Track & Field Team. He was named to the 2021 team last week, joining nine prior Raiders who were similarly honored in the last 10 years.

The award recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performance in sport and in the classroom.

Stimson graduated summa cum laude in May, double-majoring in economics and marketing. He compiled a 3.91 cumulative grade-point average (GPA) as a member of the Wood Honors College.

In the 2021 outdoor track & field season, Stimson was the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Championships runner-up in the javelin, achieving his first All-PSAC classification for his second-place throw of 185 feet, 5 inches. His season-best throw of 190 feet, 6 inches resulted in U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Region honors.

For his career, Stimson was a two-time NCAA Division II provisional qualifier in the javelin (2017, 2019) and a two-time USTFCCCA All-Academic Team member.

The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) choose the Academic All-District ® Team. Stimson is one of just 10 honorees from District 2, which includes all schools from the PSAC, Mountain East Conference (MEC) and the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA).

With Stimson’s selection, Shippensburg has now had at least one men’s Academic All-District ® Track & Field/Cross Country honoree for 12 consecutive years.

Stimson is now among those eligible for consideration for the Academic All-America ® Team that will be announced August 11.

For more information about CoSIDA’s Academic All-District® and Academic All-America® Teams program, visit AcademicAllAmerica.com.

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SHIP Men’s Academic All-District 2 honorees since 2010
  • 2021: Alec Stimson
  • 2020: Tommy Haas (All-America Third Team)
  • 2019: Chris Craig
  • 2018: Alex Balla (All-America Third Team)
  • 2017: Alex Balla, Caleb Bartlett (All-America First Team), Tim Usher (All-America Third Team)
  • 2016: Caleb Bartlett (All-America Second Team)
  • 2015: Ryan Spangler (All-America Third Team)
  • 2014: Ryan Spangler
  • 2013: Joel Flott (All-America Second Team), Ryan Spangler
  • 2012: Bryan Beegle (All-America Second Team), Stephen Schelander (All-America First Team)
  • 2011: Bryan Beegle (All-America Second Team), Stephen Schelander (District Second Team)
  • 2010: Bryan Beegle (District Second Team), Stephen Schelander (District Second Team)
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