|Two Vandals are Academic All-Americans|
TOWSON, Md. - University of Idaho track and field athletes Allix Lee-Painter and James Rogan were honored on Thursday with selections to the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America Team.
The honors, which are voted upon by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), are the second of Lee-Painter's career and the first for Rogan.
Lee-Painter, who earlier this year won the 3000m steeplechase, 5000m and 10,000m at the Western Athletic Conference Championships and took 14th in the steeplechase at the NCAA West Preliminary Round, earned Second-Team Academic All-America honors for the second year in a row.
Lee-Painter earned degrees in English and Secondary Education in May with a 3.86 cumulative grade-point average.
Rogan, a two-time NCAA qualifier, school record holder and WAC champion in the men's hammer throw, was also a Second-Team Academic All-American. He is also a two-time U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Division I All-Academic honoree. He graduated in May with degrees in Justice Studies and Sociology and a 3.70 cumulative GPA.
Lee-Painter's and Rogan's selections mark the third consecutive year Idaho track and field has produced an ESPN the Magazine Academic All-American. Lee-Painter was a second-team selection and Jonathan Marler was a third-team honoree in 2009, while Melinda Owen was a third-team selection in 2008.