Stanton-Geddes Named Academic All-District, Finalist for Academic All-America

June 10, 2004 

AMHERST, MA – Amherst College senior cross-country co-captain and track standout John Stanton-Geddes (Glendale, MO/Webster Groves) was named First-Team Academic All-District 1 by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). As a first-team selection, Stanton-Geddes now moves on to the national ballot for CoSIDA Academic All-America consideration. 

As a senior, Stanton-Geddes earned NESCAC Fall All-Academic honors and co-captained the first Amherst men's cross country team to qualify for an NCAA Championship Meet. He was also an All-NESCAC and All-New England cross-country selection as a junior in 2002 and an NCAA provisional qualifier in the 1,500-meter run. 

A biology major, Stanton-Geddes has won numerous academic honors at Amherst, including the James R. Elster Biology Award and the Oscar E. Schotte Award, in recognition of his thesis, Breeding Systems and Reproductive Ecology of Lobelia Spicata and L. Siphilitica in Massachusetts. 

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. Nominees must be starters or important reserves with legitimate athletic credentials and at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale.