Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks senior Jeremy Provence was named to the 2011 Capital One Academic All-District Men?s Cross Country First Team, it was announced by the College of Sports Information Directors of America.
Provence, a native of Winslow, finished a spectacular 2011 season by earning a number of conference and regional honors. He was the American Southwest Conference Runner of the Week twice, ASC Distinguished Scholar-Athlete for men’s cross country, All-ASC First Team, US Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Region and USTFCCCA All-Academic. Provence finished second at the ASC championships and 11th at the NCAA III Regional Championships his senior season. He won two individual titles, including the Ozarks Invitational and the Arkansas D-III Championships, in the fall. He paced the program to its best finish (top-10) at the NCAA III Regional in addition to a second-place finish at the ASC Championships. He owns the school’s 8K record with a time of 25:54.19.
A physical education major, Provence was a three-time member of the ASC All-Academic Team and graduated with magna cum laude honors.
The Capital One Academic All-District Men’s Cross Country Team recognizes outstanding NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III, and NAIA student-athletes. To be eligible for Academic All-America honors, student-athletes must have at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) for their career. Freshmen are not eligible.