McLEAN, Va. - Recent Newberry graduate Jessie Baldwin and rising senior Hannah Rohrer have been named to the CoSIDA/Capital One Division II Academic All-District III women's cross country and track team, as announced by CoSIDA on Thursday.
Baldwin (Camden, S.C.), graduated from Newberry with a 4.0 grade point average, earning a degree in Biology. Baldwin joined the Wolves part way through the 2012 cross country season, quickly earning South Atlantic Conference Runner of the Week recognition after a third place finish at the Bulldog Stampede with a 5-kilometer time of 19:44. At the Queens Challenge, Baldwin finished fourth out of the NCAA Division II entrants with a 5-kilometer time of 19:02.7. Baldwin made Newberry history at the SAC Championships as she ran to a seventh place finish and earned first team All-SAC honors, making her the first All-SAC runner in school history.
In the classroom, Baldwin earned SAC Commissioner's Honor Roll and D2 Athletic Directors Association Academic Achievement honors for the first time in her collegiate career. Baldwin was named Who's Who Among American Colleges and Universities. A member of the Summerland Honors Program, Baldwin was a Student Marshall and earned Dean's List recognition all eight semesters. Baldwin graduated from Newberry as a member of the Bachman Honors Society, which is reserved for the top 10-percent of the graduating class. Active on campus, Baldwin served as President of the Blue Key Honor Society, Public Relations Chair of Chi Beta Phi National Scientific Honorary, was a member of Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society and was named Newberry's Greek Woman of the Year in 2013.
Rohrer (Taylors, S.C.) earns CoSIDA Academic All-District honors for the second straight year, making her the first Newberry cross country runner to earn multiple academic all-district honors. Sporting a 3.93 grade point average in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education, Rohrer is a three-time SAC Commissioner's Honor Roll selection. Later this summer, Rohrer will be part of the first group of Newberry student-athletes to earn multiple D2ADA Academic Achievement Awards. Rohrer recorded a top-40 finish at the College of Charleston Invitational as she completed the 5-kilometer course with a time of 27:11.
A team captain for the Wolves' cross country program, Rohrer is a member of Blue Key, the Student Life Committee and is a Traveling Lutheran Ambassador. Rohrer has served as the Secretary of the Student Government Association, President of SAAC and President of the Future Educators of America. At Newberry's annual awards day convocation, Rohrer earned the Alumni Association College Ring Award. A six-time Dean's List selection, Rohrer is the recipient of the Teaching Fellows Scholarship, serves as the student representative on the Athletic Hiring Committee and is a founder of Newberry's Call Me Misses mentorship program.
By being named CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District, Baldwin and Rohrer advance to the Academic All-America ballot, which will be announced on June 26.
NCAA Division II District III includes Conference Carolinas, Peach Belt Conference and the South Atlantic Conference. Student-athletes selected for Academic All-District honors must be a starter or important reserve with legitimate athletic credentials. They must possess at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.00 scale). They must have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing and must have completed at least one full academic year at their institution.
2013 Academic All-District
Women's Track/Cross Country Team District 3
NCAA DIVISION II (Conference Carolinas, Peach Belt, South Atlantic)
Exercise & Sports Science
GEORGIA SW STATE
Elementary Education/Early Childhood Education
Mountain City, Tenn.