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Michelle Dobbs earns CoSIDA Academic All-American status

Michelle Dobbs earns CoSIDA Academic All-American status

Track/Cross Country Academic All-Americans

CHICAGO – University of Chicago's Michelle Dobbs was named to the 2016 Academic All-America Division III Track & Field/Cross Country Teams, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Wednesday.

Dobbs was a Second Team Academic All-America selection after stellar 2016 on the track. The junior computer science major's biggest highlight was winning the NCAA championship in the women's indoor 800 meters in a time of 2:11.34. Overall, she was a three-time All-American in track with a title win in the indoor 800 meters, a seventh-place finish in the outdoor 800 meters and an eighth-place showing as part of the indoor distance medley relay.

Over the course of her career, Dobbs is a seven-time All-American and nine-time University Athletic Association (UAA) champion. She owns three individual school records – indoor 800 meters (2:11.34), outdoor 800 meters (2:09.73) and outdoor 400 meters (56.93).

To be eligible for Academic All-America honors, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.30 on a 4.00 scale, and have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at his/her current institution.