SAVANNAH, Ga. - Armstrong State University junior men's cross country runner Henning Schein has been named to the CoSIDA Men's Cross Country/Track Academic All-America Team, becoming the first Academic All-American in program history.
Schein earns a spot on the third team for carrying a 3.95 GPA in rehabilitation sciences. The Vellmar, Germany, native ran his way into Armstrong State history by becoming the Pirates' first individual NCAA Championships qualifier in 2016, running fifth at the NCAA Southeast Regionals in Montevallo in a school-record time of 30:37.61 over the 10k course, smashing the all-time 10k record at Armstrong State by more than two minutes
He then placed 114th out of 248 runners at the national championships in November. Schein earned All-Region, All-Peach Belt Conference, PBC All-Academic Team honors this season for the Pirates and is the first three-time All-Conference and All-Region runner in Pirate men's cross country history.
"Henning's accomplishments with his running and academics are a direct reflection of his work ethic and expectations," Armstrong State head cross country coach Michael Sergi said.
"He's an outstanding individual. When the Savannah athletic and running community reflect on Armstrong State men's cross country and distance running for that matte,r they will remember what Henning Schein has accomplished for this program. He may be the fastest collegiate runner to ever come out of Savannah, Georgia. Henning is certainly one of the brightest student-athletes to compete at the college level in any sport in Savannah."
Schein is the 26th and final CoSIDA Academic All-American honoree in Armstrong State University history. The first was baseball player Chris Milisits in 1993 and four baseball players, one volleyball player, 11 women's soccer players, three women's tennis players, one men's tennis player and five softball players have been honored by the organization.