GREENWOOD, Ind. (May 22, 2015) – Caltech men's cross country and track & field junior Aditya Bhagavathi (Plainsboro, N.J. / West Windsor-Plainsboro North) has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District Team, which is selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Bhagavathi set program records in the 8k for cross country (25:34.7) and the 5,000-meter run in both indoor (14:48.94) and outdoor (14:46.66) track & field, claiming the SCIAC title in the outdoor 5,000m. He was named All-West Region in cross country and qualified for the NCAA Championships, where he placed 139th. Bhagavathi also ran top-5 times in program history in the 1,500-meter run and 3,000-meter run, recording a Top-30 time in Division III in the indoor 5,000m. The two-time All-SCIAC honoree helped lead the Beavers to their first SCIAC dual meet victory since 2011 in track & field and a tie for sixth place in the conference for cross country. He has also been recognized with USTFCCCA All-Academic and SCIAC All-Academic honors.
Student-athletes must maintain a cumulative, non-rounded 3.30 GPA, have completed at least one calendar year at the nominating institution and reached at least sophomore athletic standing to be eligible for nomination.
Bhagavathi is one of just two non-seniors to earn the prestigious honor and will advance to the Capital One Academic All-America Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected on June 23. He is the second Beaver to pull in Academic All-District accolades, as men's water polo sophomore Chris Bradley (Half Moon Bay, Calif. / Serra) also earned recognition last week and awaits the results of the national balloting.