CHICAGO – University of Chicago's Laura Darcey and Ryan Cutter were both named to the 2020 Academic All-District® Men's and Women's Track & Field/Cross Country Teams, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
A senior economics major, Darcey completed her decorated career by being named the 2020 U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) National Women's Field Athlete of the Year. During the course of the indoor track & field season, Darcey posted the fourth-best indoor pentathlon mark in NCAA Division III history (3,794 points). She owned the top mark in the nation in the pentathlon while also ranking third in the indoor high jump and seventh in the indoor long jump.
A six-time All-American, Darcey owns four school records in the indoor high jump, outdoor high jump, pentathlon and heptathlon. She also collected eight conference titles within the University Athletic Association (UAA), and was a three-year UAA All-Academic recipient.
Cutter wrapped up a standout junior campaign in both men's cross country and indoor track & field. An environmental science major, Cutter has achieved All-American honors twice in cross country, including a ninth-place finish at the 2019 NCAA Division III Championship. He won the 2019 NCAA Midwest Regional title and was subsequently named the USTFCCCA Cross Country Regional Athlete of the Year. Cutter was also the individual medalist at the 2019 UAA Championship.
In track and field, Cutter is a two-time NCAA indoor qualifier in the one mile and 3,000 meters. He was named a 2020 USTFCCCA All-American in the indoor one mile. Cutter is also a two-time UAA defending champion in the indoor 3,000 meters.
The CoSIDA Academic All-District Teams are voted upon by the membership of CoSIDA. Academic All-District recipients must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) at their current institution. The CoSIDA Academic All-America honorees will be announced from June 22-25.