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    June 21, 2022 Lynchburg, Va. RSS |

    Seven months after becoming an All-American for the first time, Liberty’s Calli Doan has earned her first Academic All-America® honor. She was named to the 2022 CoSIDA Academic All-America® Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country second team on Tuesday.

    Doan is the seventh athlete in Liberty women’s track & field/cross country history to earn CoSIDA Academic All-America® distinction and the first since Kat Bouton in 2017.

    Doan, who garnered All-America honors in cross country in November, is the second Lady Flame ever to become both an All-American and an Academic All-American® during her career. She joins her coach, Heather (Sagan) Zealand, in that exclusive club, as Zealand accomplished the feat in 2002.

    A native of Apex, N.C., Doan graduated in May with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science, maintaining a 3.99 GPA during her undergraduate studies.

    Doan was voted to the CoSIDA Academic All-District® squad for the third consecutive year and repeated as ASUN Women’s Cross Country Scholar-Athlete of the Year. She earned a spot on the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team for cross country and was honored as ASUN Winner for Life for the second time in her career.

    Doan became the Lady Flames’ second NCAA Division I cross country All-American, placing 28th at the national meet in a 6K program-record time of 19:50.6. She also set the Liberty cross country 5K record (16:57.4) while capturing the ASUN individual title.

    Before her track & field season was cut short due to injury, Doan set records in both of her races. She clocked an ASUN all-time record 16:12.91 to win the Liberty Kickoff 5K. She also won the Brant Tolsma Invitational mile in a meet-record 4:48.42.