July 24, 2012
NEW ORLEANS, La. -
Recent Navy Academy graduate Cody Rome has been named a U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic honoree. Rome was one of 431 male student-athletes to earn All-Academic honors and just one of six Patriot League male student-athletes to receive recognition.
To be eligible, student-athletes must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 and have met either of the following athletic standards: for the indoor season, a student-athlete must have finished the regular season ranked in the national top 96 in an individual event or ranked in the national top 48 (collective listing) in a relay event on the official NCAA POP list provided by TFRRS.org; for the outdoor season, a student-athlete must have participated in any round of the NCAA Division I Championships (including preliminary rounds).
The standout distance runner met the athletic qualifications for the award three different ways, including by competing in the NCAA's East Regional Championship during the outdoor season, where he placed 23rd in the 5,000m run with a time of 14:24.40. Rome also met the indoor qualification standard by ranking 29th in the nation in the 3,000m run (7:55.24) and 72nd in the 5,000m run (14:10.63).
Earlier this summer, Rome earned CoSIDA Academic All-America Second-Team honors for cross country/track and field for the second straight year. Rome also earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors in track and field for the 2010-11 season and for the 2012 cross country season. Rome was named the Patriot League Indoor Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2011 and 2012.
Rome graduates as Navy's school-record holder in the indoor 3,000m run (7:55.12) and he won five individual Patriot League titles, had six runner-up finishes and was a three-time NCAA East Regional qualifier.
Prior to graduation last month, Rome received the Naval Academy's most prestigious athletic honor as he was the recipient of the NAAA Sword for Men. The award is presented to that man of the graduating class who is considered by the Association's Athletic Council to have personally excelled in men's athletics during his years of varsity competition.
Rome graduated with a degree in applied mathematics with a 3.58 grade point average. Rome's service selection is submarines.