Braswell, Engels Make CoSIDA Academic All-District Teams
Anna Braswell and Craig Engels
May 25, 2017

OXFORD, Miss. – Two Ole Miss Rebels were named to Academic All-District VI teams Thursday – Anna Braswell for women’s track & field/cross country and Craig Engels for men’s track & field/cross country. 

The Academic All-District teams are voted on by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). All-District winners are eligible to be voted for CoSIDA Academic All-America honors.

Braswell, from Mobile, Alabama, has had a sensational junior year on the track. She currently ranks No. 26 in the country in the 10,000 meters with a personal-best 33:47.22 at the Stanford Invitational, ranking her No. 2 in school history. She placed fourth in the event at the recent SEC Outdoor Championships. She has also set a personal best in the 5000 (16:36.08) and 1500 (4:24.40) this year, ranking top 10 in the Ole Miss record books in each. She anchored the indoor distance medley relay to a bronze medal at the SEC meet in a school-record 11:16.56, while entering the top 10 in school history in the indoor 5000, 3000 and mile, as well.

In the classroom, Braswell holds a 3.92 grade point average as a geological engineering major. She is a four-time SEC Academic Honor Roll selection.

Engels, a five-time All-American, makes CoSIDA Academic All-District VI for the second straight year. On the track this season, the senior from Pfafftown, North Carolina, has won SEC titles in the outdoor 1500 meters and indoor distance medley relay, as well as leading the Rebels to a national title in the DMR. It was the first national title in any relay in Ole Miss history. He is a career five-time All-American and five-time SEC champion, while owning school records in the outdoor 1500 (3:37.66) and indoor DMR (9:30.48).

After graduating in December with a bachelor’s degree in general studies (minors in business administration, environmental studies and theatre) and a 3.63 final GPA, Engels is pursuing an MBA in the University of Mississippi School of Business Administration. He is a three-time USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree and three-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

Both Braswell and Engels are in Lexington, Kentucky, this week for the NCAA East Preliminary and a chance to qualify for the upcoming NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Oregon.

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