CoSIDA TRACK & FIELD & CROSS COUNTRY ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT TEAMS RELEASE
GREENWOOD, Ind. – Junior harrier Clark Ricciardelli of the Amherst College men's cross country and track & field teams has been selected to the 2018-19 Google Cloud Academic All-District Men's Track/Cross Country First Team, as voted on by CoSIDA, for his combined performance on the playing field and in the classroom.
A Mathematics major with a 4.00 grade point average, Ricciardelli has excelled on the courses and tracks across New England in three seasons with the Mammoths, specializing in the 8K for the cross country team and in the 5,000 meter and 10,000 meter races as a member of track & field.
Claiming First Team Academic All-District and Second Team Academic All-American honors last year, the Hingham, Mass. native picked up where he left off both academically and athletically in his junior season.
A four-time All-American across both sports, Ricciardelli added two All-America laurels to his resume this season, securing the distinction in cross country for the second consecutive fall after finishing 25th overall at the NCAA Championships behind a 24:53.2 mark and earning an All-America nod at the 2019 Indoor track NCAA Championships with a second place finish in the 5,000m run (14:28.54).
Apart from his All-American honors, Ricciardelli has also been named a 2018 USTFCCCA All-Academic selection, a 2018 cross country First Team All-NESCAC selection (6th of 154), the 2019 Track NESCAC Individual Champion in the outdoor 10,000m run and a 2019 track & field All-NESCAC selection over the past year, and clinched fourth overall at the cross country New England Regionals to lead Amherst to the team title and an automatic bid to NCAA Championship.
Outside of his work at Amherst, Ricciardelli has interned with FoxRock Properties LLC with a focus in property development, acquisition, leasing, and management and helped developed a system for indoor vegetable growth for charity.
In total, 91 student-athletes earned First Team Academic All-District distinction across eight geographic districts in the United States and Canada, with Ricciardelli claiming one of 12 spots in District 1 (MA, ME, NH, VT). Ricciardelli is one of seven student-athletes from NESCAC institutions to earn the honor.
First Team Academic All-District honorees advance to the Google Cloud Academic All-America ballot, with First and Second Team Academic All-America honorees to be announced in June.
For more information about CoSIDA's Google Cloud Academic All-District and Academic All-America Teams program, visit AcademicAllAmerica.com or the Academic All-America home page on CoSIDA.com.