Sarah Brobeck and Paul Loeser Named to Academic All-District First Team
June 2, 2011
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest juniors Sarah Brobeck and Paul Loeser have been named to the Capital One Track & Field/Cross Country Academic All-District first team as announced by CoSIDA on Thursday.
Brobeck earned first team honors on the women's side for the second straight year, while Loeser was named to the first team on the men's side for the first time in his career. Both student-athletes now advance to their respective national ballots for Academic All-America consideration.
Brobeck competes in the throwing events for the Demon Deacons. This past spring, Brobeck placed ninth in the javelin, 11th in the discus and 14th in the shot put at the ACC Outdoor Championships.
Off the track, Brobeck is majoring in chemistry and carries a 3.88 cumulative grade point average. In addition to earning 2010 Academic All-District honors, the Salem, Ohio native is a two-year ACC Honor Roll recipient and was named to the 2009-10 Athletic Director's Honor Roll.
Brobeck serves as SAAC secretary and also volunteers with Samaritan House, Habitat for Humanity and ACC Cleaning the Community.
Loeser competes in cross country and middle distance events for the Deacons. He was one the team's top five runners this past fall and placed 13th at the Charlotte Invitational for his best finish of the season. On the track, Loeser took sixth place in the steeplechase at the 2011 ACC Outdoor Championships.
The Winston-Salem native and Mount Tabor High School product has a double major in biology and Spanish and carries a 3.89 cumulative grade point average. He was named to the All-ACC Academic Outdoor Track & Field Team in 2008-09, is a two-time ACC Honor Roll recipient and was named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll in 2009-10.
Loeser is a SAAC representative and also amassed over 50 volunteer hours at local homeless shelters during the spring semester.
To be eligible for academic all-district honors, a student-athlete must be at least of sophomore standing, have a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher and have participated in at least 50 percent of the competitions. District 3 consists of colleges and universities located in the states of Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.
The first team members from the eight districts will now be placed on the national ballot, which will be voted on between June 7-14. The men's Academic All-Americans will be announced on June 21, and the women's Academic All-Americans will follow on June 23.
Men's Academic All-District First Team (District 3; University Division):
Women's Academic All-District First Team (District 3; University Division):