Donaldson Named CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District

June 7, 2007

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Yale junior cross country and track standout Lindsay Donaldson (Lincoln, Mass.) has been named Academic All-District by the College Sports Information Director of America (CoSIDA) and ESPN The Magazine. Donaldson is now on the national ballot for Academic All-America honors. She earned Second Team Academic All-America honors last year.

A junior sociology major, Donaldson just concluded her season in the 5,000-meter run at the NCAA track & field championships. Her time of 16:33.13 placed her 22nd in the country. She was third at the 2006 NCAA Cross Country championships and is a five-time All-American.

Donaldson, who was the ECAC Indoor 3,000-meter champion this year, has top three all-time marks in both the mile and 3,000-meter runs at Indoor Heps and was also the 2006 Heps cross country champion. She is a USTFCCCA All-Academic selection and earned Academic All-Ivy honors in the fall of 2005, the fall of 2006 and the spring of 2007. She holds the Yale record in the mile (4:43.56).

Donaldson is a graduate of Lincoln-Sudbury High School.

CoSIDA selects Academic All-America teams in 12 programs -- football, women's volleyball, men's soccer, women's soccer, men's basketball, women's basketball, baseball, softball, men's track & field/cross country, women's track & field/cross country, men's at-large and women's at-large. A first team, second team and third team are selected in both the University (Division I and I-AA) and College (Division II, III and NAIA) Divisions. The awards are nominated and voted on by college sports information directors. Only student-athletes with at least sophomore standing and a 3.20 GPA are eligible for consideration.

report by Sam Rubin '95 (sam.rubin@yale.edu), Yale Sports Publicity