AUSTIN, Texas – Lotte Meyberg and Angela Alonso of Georgia State’s cross country and track and field programs were named to the 2019 Google Cloud Academic All-America® Division I Cross Country/Track & Field teams, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Two-time Academic All-American Meyberg was named to the first team and Alonso was selected to the second team, giving Georgia State six Google Cloud Academic All-Americans for the 2018-19 school year and 12 since 2017-18
Since 2004-05, GSU’s cross country and track and field program has five Academic All-American selections including Meyberg’s pair of honors.
Meyberg, a junior from Buettelborn, Germany, is a nutrition major with a 4.23 GPA. Meyberg was a Google Cloud All-American in 2018 and earned All-Sun Belt honors for cross country in 2018 and 2017. She claimed a Sun Belt title in the 3000m steeplechase at the 2019 Sun Belt Outdoor Championships and placed second in the 5000m.
"I am very honored to receive this award and to represent the effort of so many student-athletes at Georgia State to excell both academically and athletically," Meyberg said. "Receiving this award shows that my daily work and determination to be the best that I can be are recognized. I will keep working as relentlessly as I have been in the past to make my peer students at Georgia State proud and to motivate other athletes in their own strive for success."
Alonso, a junior from Valladolid, Spain, holds a 4.02 GPA as a political science major. She won a Sun Belt Indoor Championship in the mile earlier this semester and at the 2019 Sun Belt Outdoor Championship, Alonso placed second in the 1500m to earn eight team points for GSU. It is her second straight season with Google Cloud Academic All-District honors.
The Google Cloud Academic All-America® Men's and Women's Track & Field/Cross Country Teams, selected by CoSIDA, recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom.