Peter Bolgert Named ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America
June 22, 2010
TOWSON, Md. - Marquette University junior distance runner Peter Bolgert was named to the 2010 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Men's Track & Field and Cross Country Second Team, as chosen by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
"It is really exciting to have Peter earn this great honor," head coach Bert Rogers said. "He is definitely deserving and has made great strides. He has always been great in the classroom but really stepped up his results on the track this year. He is the kind of Marquette student-athlete we strive to build our program around."
Bolgert, a junior from Sheboygan, Wis., was recently selected Academic All-District V by CoSIDA and entered the 2010 spring semester with a perfect 4.0 grade point average as a mathematics and physics major.
Bolgert is the only BIG EAST student-athlete selected to either of the first two teams and is the first Marquette track and field student-athlete to earn Academic All-America recognition since Amy Erickson in 1998.
A U.S. Junior National Championship participant in the steeplechase as a freshman, Bolgert continued his development to move up to second place in Marquette history with a season-best time of 8:54.76 at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships on May 1.
Bologert capped his season with an appearance in the 2010 West Preliminary Round of the NCAA Track and Field Outdoor Championships in Austin, Texas on May 28 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase where he finished 25th with a time of 9:01.04.
He also ran the fastest MU time this season in the 1,500 meters (3:49.58) on April 17 at the Beach Invitational in Long Beach, Calif.