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Livingston, Boockmeier Named First-Team CoSIDA Academic All-Americans

From Sports Information Director, June 22, 2016 | Men's Track & Field
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

DE PERE - St. Norbert College seniors Austin Livingston and Brad Boockmeier have both been named to the first team of the NCAA Division III Men's Track and Field/Cross Country Academic All-America Team, presented by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Livingston was a first-team Academic All-America choice for the second consecutive year, while Boockmeier's honor comes off a second-team Academic All-America selection a year ago. St. Norbert's two male first-team Academic All-America selections this year were matched only by MIT.

Livingston, an Appleton native and a graduate of Kimberly High School, held a perfect 4.00 grade point average with a major in biology. Livingston competed on St. Norbert's national runner-up 4x400-meter relay team with a school-record time of 3:10.63 at the 2016 NCAA Division III Outdoor Championship, where he was also named the meet's male NCAA Elite 90 Award recipient. The relay also finished in fifth place earlier this season at the Drake Relays with a school record time of 3:12.26. Livingston was an All-American at the 2015 NCAA Division III Outdoor Championship, running on the Green Knights' 4x400-meter relay, which placed fourth nationally. Livingston was also an All-American at the 2015 NCAA Division III Indoor Championship, running on the Green Knights' sixth-place 4x400-meter relay. Livingston was active in student government, is a Habitat for Humanity volunteer and has worked as a teaching assistant.

Boockmeier, a Green Bay native and a graduate of Green Bay Preble High School, holds a 3.86 grade point average with a major in mathematics. Boockmeier placed seventh for All-American status in the heptathlon at the NCAA Indoor Championship in March and also finished 15th in the decathlon at the NCAA Outdoor Championship in May. Boockmeier also earned All-America honors at the 2013 and 2015 NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships, finishing eighth and fifth, respectively. Boockmeier, who also plays football for the Green Knights, is a teaching assistant and is a math tutor for area high school students.

Since the inception of the CoSIDA Academic All-America program in 1952, 50 St. Norbert College student-athletes have been selected for 68 awards. The awards earned by Livingston and Boockmeier bring the St. Norbert total for the 2015-16 school year to five. The duo are joined as Academic All-Americans this year by women's soccer players Katie Vanden Avond (first team) and Nicole Beine (third team) as well as men's ice hockey player Erik Cooper (first team, at-large).

To be eligible for national or district selection, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 on a scale of 4.0, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at his current institution and be nominated by their sports information director. The Academic All-America team is selected after eight All-District teams of 10 student-athletes each are picked from eight geographic regions nationally.