Clark, Mount Claim Academic All-District Honors

Clark, Mount Claim Academic All-District Honors

SPOKANE, Wash. – Whitworth University senior track and field standouts Izzy Clark and Marissa Mount are NCAA Division III Google Cloud Academic All-District honorees in 2019.

The Pirate pair claimed NCAA Division III All-America honors last week at the 2019 Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Geneva, Ohio.

Clark (Sr., Colbert, Wash.), a two-time Division III All-American in the heptathlon, graduated two weeks ago with a degree in graphic design.  Clark carried a 3.96 grade point average into the spring semester. 

Clark finished fifth in the heptathlon last weekend in Ohio with a score of 4,815 points.  Previously in the spring she set Whitworth's team record in the multi-event with 4,822 points.  Clark was sixth in the NCAA DIII heptathlon in 2018.  She was also a standout at the 2019 Northwest Conference championships.  In addition to a runner-up finish in the heptathlon, she won the 100-meter hurdles and 400-meter hurdles and finished third in the javelin, individually contributing 34 points to Whitworth's team score.

Mount (Sr., San Jose, Calif.) graduated as a two-sport All-American with a 4.0 GPA in accounting.

Mount was the NWC women's cross country champion last fall and went on to earn All-America honors at the 2018 NCAA Division III Championships in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.  Mount was also the Elite 90 winner at the NCAA cross country meet, which recognizes the individual national competitor with the highest GPA.  After undergoing surgery in December, Mount returned to competition in time to compete in four events at the 2019 NWC Track & Field Championships, where she finished first in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, second in the 10,000-meter run, third in the 5,000 and fourth in the 1,500, covering 19.5 kilometers of races in just 24 hours.  Mount went on to finish third in the steeplechase at the NCAA Division III Championships last week in Ohio, following a fourth place finish in that event in 2018. 

Clark and Mount are both eligible for election to the Division III Google Cloud Academic All-America team.  Current members of CoSIDA nominate and select the NCAA Div. III Academic All-District teams.  To be eligible for nomination, a student-athlete must be an important contributor with a 3.30 cumulative grade point average and of at-least sophomore standing.