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Sherret Named Capital One Academic All-American

June 25, 2015  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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John Sherret is the fifth CoSIDA NCAA Division I Academic All-American in program history.

John Sherret is the fifth CoSIDA NCAA Division I Academic All-American in program history.

2014-15 Capital One Academic All-America NCAA Division I Men's/Women's Track & Field/Cross Country Teams

Liberty senior John Sherret has been voted to the 2014-15 Capital One Academic All-America ® NCAA Division I men's track & field/cross country third team, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) earlier today.

Sherret is the fifth Liberty student-athlete to earn Capital One Academic All-America ® honors this year, joining Alex Close (baseball), Mitch Hanson (football), Ashley Rininger (women's basketball) and Megan Robinson (softball).

Sherret also becomes the fifth CoSIDA NCAA Division I Academic All-American in Liberty men's track & field/cross country history, including the third in the past two years. The Flames' previous honorees include Jacob DeValve (2014), Caleb Edmonds (2014), Clendon Henderson (2008) and Daniel Newell (2009).

Sherret graduated in May with a bachelor's degree in biology: pre-med, finishing his time at Liberty with a 3.94 GPA. He was a Capital One Academic All-District selection in both 2014 and 2015, while earning a spot on the 2015 Big South All-Academic Team for men's indoor track & field.

The Toronto, Ontario native collected three of his five career All-Big South honors in 2015, including a first-place finish in the indoor 4 x 400 relay and third-place showings in the indoor and outdoor 800-meter finals. Sherret also helped the Flames place third in the IC4A indoor 4 x 800 relay final.

Sherret anchored the Flames' 4 x 800 relay quartet to a program-record time of 7:29.15 at the 2014 IC4A Indoor Track & Field Championships. He also ranks third in Liberty history for the indoor 800 (1:51.44) and fifth for the outdoor 800 (1:50.92).