(Editor’s note: Carroll College media release)
HELENA — Carroll College track and field seniors Keely Ehmann and Hannah Porch were named to the Google Cloud academic all-America second team, as selected by CoSIDA.
“For these two cornerstones of our track program to cap off their careers as academic all-Americans is special,” Saints coach Harry Clark said. “We pride ourselves on our rigorous academics. What these two have done in the classroom and on the track over four years is a feat few, if any, will match.”
The award is voted on by members of CoSIDA using the following criteria: a student-athlete with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) at his/her current institution.
Ehmann and Porch are two of 21 student-athletes selected from a national pool of talented candidates. Only one other program, Taylor University (three), had more women selected as all-Americans.
Ehmann finished up her senior season at nationals this past weekend as part of the 4×400 relay team. It was her 11th time qualifying for nationals in an event. She’s been a national champion as part of the Saints’ 4×400 indoor relay team and a five-time all-American. The senior from Darby graduated with a 3.8 GPA with a degree in public health.
Porch, a senior from Missoula, holds Carroll records in the 60, 100, 200, 4×100 and long jump. She’s a six-time all-American and has qualified for nationals in 16 events. She graduated with a degree in nursing while holding a 3.77 GPA.