Eustis, Koch Named to Academic All-Patriot League Teams

Eustis, Koch Named to Academic All-Patriot League Teams

Seniors Colin Eustis and Erin Koch have been named to the inaugural Indoor Track Academic All-Patriot League Teams, an award recognizing both their athletic and academic accomplishments at American University.

Eustis was also named the 2010 Patriot League Cross Country Scholar-Athlete of the Year and to the Cross Country Academic All-Patriot League Team in the fall. He has maintained a 3.68 cumulative GPA majoring in business administration while specializing in accounting and international business. Eusits is a six-time Patriot League Academic Honor Roll selection and has been named to the University's Dean's List four times.

On the track, Eustis earned two All-Patriot League Second Team honors at this year's conference meet by placing second in both the 5,000 meter run and 3,000 meter run. His performance in the 5,000 set a new school record in the event, topping the previous record by a full 10 seconds. Eustis was also an All-Patriot League First Team selection in cross country this fall and has garnered a total of six All-Patriot League plaudits in his career.

Koch, like Eustis, was named to the Cross Country Academic All-Patriot League team earlier this year and recently completed her first semester in American's College of Arts and Sciences graduate program. She earned a perfect 4.0 during the fall pursuing her master's degree in mathematics and received her undergraduate degree in May Summa Cum Laude with a cumulative GPA of 3.91 in mathematics.

Koch was a Second Team All-Patriot League performer during the indoor season, setting a new school record en route to a second-place finish in the mile at the conference meet. She was also a two-time Patriot League Female Track Athlete of the Week honoree this season and has been named All-Patriot League three times in her cross country and track career. Koch began her athletic career as a four-year member of the women's soccer team. She held the program record for career appearances upon graduation and earned All-Patriot League Second Team honors in 2009. Koch has received a total of six Patriot League Academic Honor Roll awards in her career, including four in women's soccer, one in cross country and one in track.