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Jack Morgan '05
Morgan was a two-time All-America in the indoor distance medley relay.

Hamill, Morgan Named Academic All-District, Finalists for Academic All-America

June 6, 2005

AMHERST, MA - Amherst College women’s track and cross country co-captain Carter Hamill (Richmond, VA/Collegiate School) and men’s track co-captain Jack Morgan (Las Vegas, NV/Meadows School) were each named First-Team ESPN The Magazine College Division Academic All-District I by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). As first-team selections, Hamill and Morgan - both seniors - now move on to the national ballot for CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America consideration.

Hamill, a combined 18-time All-America in cross country and indoor and outdoor track, recently won her fifth collegiate national title with a time of 34:00.43 in the 10,000-meter run at the 2005 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Before graduating with a degree in psychology, she was a member of Psy Chi (the national honor society in psychology), a recipient of the Gordon B. Perry Memorial Award for scholarship and citizenship and served as an assistant publisher for Amherst College’s student-run newspaper, the Amherst Student. She was also awarded the Howard Hill Mossman Trophy, which is presented annually to the member of the Amherst College senior class who has brought, during his or her four years, the greatest honor in athletics to his or her alma mater.

Morgan was a two-time All-America in the indoor distance medley relay and placed 12th in the 800 at the 2005 NCAA Indoor Championships. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in history, thanks in part to his senior thesis, “Prison Hulks in the America Revolution.” He also received the 2005 Alfred F. Havighurst Prize in History, presented annually to the student who, during his or her four years at Amherst, best fulfilled the standards of excellence and humane scholarship exemplified by Professor Alfred F. Havighurst.

CoSIDA selects Academic All-America teams in 12 programs: football, women’s volleyball, men's soccer, women's soccer, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, baseball, softball, men’s track & field/cross country, women’s track & field/cross country, men’s at-large and women’s at-large. Nominees must be starters or important reserves with legitimate athletic credentials and at least a 3.20 cumulative grade-point average on a 4.0 scale.