Tobel Caps Career as Second Team Academic All-American
Kiley Tobel

June 26, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas -- Fifth-year senior pole vaulter Kiley Tobel (Commerce Twp., Mich./Walled Lake Western), who recently concluded a standout career for the University of Michigan women's track and field team, was selected to the Capital One Academic All-America second team today (Thursday, June 26) as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

After earning Capital One Academic All-District V first team honors on May 29, Tobel moved on to the Capital One Academic All-America Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees were awarded.

Tobel earned a spot on the Academic All-America list for the first time in her career after being voted to the Capital One Academic All-District V second team in 2012 and 2013.

Tobel, a two-time team captain (2013, '14), leaves Michigan as the school record holder in the indoor and outdoor pole vault, having cleared 4.25 meters (13-11.25) both indoor and outdoor.

Throughout her career, Tobel earned five All-America honors, including All-America second team recognition following a 15th-place performance at the 2014 NCAA Indoor Championships. Her highest finish at the national level came in 2012 when she tied for eighth place at the NCAA Indoor Championships to bring home First Team All-America accolades.

At the Big Ten level, Tobel finished third at this year's indoor conference championships and tied for fifth place outdoor. In 2013, a pair of runner-up finishes at the indoor and outdoor Big Ten Championships landed her on the All-Big Ten second team on both occasions.

Tobel graduated from Michigan in April with a degree in biopsychology, cognition, and neuroscience from the College of Literature, Science and the Arts and is now enrolled in the physician assistant program at Eastern Michigan University. She is a three-time Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and four-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree, and she was selected U-M's female recipient of the 2014 Big Ten Conference Postgraduate Scholarship.

To be eligible for the Academic All-America honor, a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade-point average (on a 4.0 scale) at his/her current institution. A student-athlete must also have participated in at least 50 percent of the team's games and have completed one full calendar year at his/her current institution and reached sophomore athletic eligibility.

Academic All-America First Team
Juli Accurso, Ohio
Juliet Bottorff, Duke
Katie Clark, Butler
Abbey D'Agostino, Dartmouth
Frances Dowd, Virginia Tech
Adabelle Ekechukwu, Harvard
Amber Henry Schultz, Weber State
Tessa Hoefle, Lipscomb
Janice Jackson, Texas-El Paso
Hannah Kiser, Idaho
Anne Martin, Nebraska
Devin Mcmahon, Cornell
Mara Olson, Butler
Emily Shearer, Cornell
Caitlin Way, Oklahoma State

Academic All-America second Team
Dior Delophont, Kent State
Ann Eason Eastern, Kentucky
Rebecca Esselstein, U.S. Air Force Academy
Lizzie Gleason, Dayton
Sarah Graham, South Carolina
Andrea Keklak, Georgetown
Elinor Kirk, UAB
Maddie McClellan, North Dakota State
Kali Olson, South Dakota State
Lucie Ondraschkova, Georgia
Alexis Paine, Alabama
Colleen Quigley, Florida State
Laura Roesler, Oregon
Jeannelle Scheper, South Carolina
Kiley Tobel, Michigan

Academic All-America third Team
Kelsie Ahbe, Indiana
Megan Barry, Hartford
Nia Barnes, Alabama
Molly Basch, Austin Peay State
Alycia Butterworth, Idaho
Alexandra Collatz, USC
Autumn Gipson, Middle Tennessee State
Therese Jernbeck, LSU
Katie Kessler, Wofford
Sandi Morris, Arkansas
Brooke Pleger, Bowling Green State
Lindsay Prettyman, Delaware
Rosalie Waller, Utah
Teresa Williamson, Radford
Jessica Yates, Grand Canyon

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