SAN ANTONIO (May 29, 2018) - The 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District® Women's Track & Field/Cross Country team, selected by CoSIDA, recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom.
Receiving this honor from Our Lady of the Lake University is Ione Rodriguez (SR/Port Isabel, Texas).
As a First-Team Academic All-District® honoree, Rodriguez will advance to the Google Cloud Academic All-America® ballot, with first- and second-team Academic All-America® honorees to be announced in June.
The Google Cloud Academic All-District® teams include the student-athletes listed here for women's track & field/cross country, and are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada. The Google Cloud Academic All-America® program separately recognizes honorees in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and College Division.
Rodriguez competed in the College Division, which includes all NAIA, Canadian, two-year schools and other affiliations. OLLU is part of District 4, which lists schools from Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming and Canada.
In the fall, Rodriguez led her team to a conference title in cross-country. She was part of the team in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017. She earned all-conference this year after finishing third overall in the conference meet.