Seawolves named Academic All-Americans
TOWSON, Md. – Alaska Anchorage seniors Alfred Kangogo and Ruth Keino became the fourth and fifth Seawolves to be named to the Capital One Academic All-America® Division II Men’s and Women’s Track/Cross Country Teams as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Wednesday.
Kangogo (Nursing, 3.37) and Keino (Nursing, 3.34) earned Second Team and Third Team honors, respectively. Kangogo joins UAA second-team honorees Micah Chelimo (2012), Mandy Kaempf (2006) and Tobias Schwoerer (2002), while Keino becomes the first Third Team award winner for the program.
A two-sport student-athlete in cross country and track & field, Kangogo (Eldoret, Kenya) concluded his collegiate career this winter with UAA’s inaugural season of indoor track & field. Kangogo qualified for the NCAAs as a member of the distance medley, after producing All-Region and All-Conference honors. Throughout his time at UAA, Kangogo furnished four All-America accolades; one in cross country and three in track & field -- all in the 1500 meters.
A local of Kapcheno, Kenya, Keino also finished her time with the Green & Gold, competing for the final time this spring in outdoor track & field. Keino produced two All-America awards, helping UAA to a program-best seventh-place finish at the NCAAs. Overall, Keino sports seven All-America honors from the two sports.