Four Student-Athletes Named Cross Country/Track & Field Academic All-District

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A total of four student-athletes from the Brevard College Cross Country and Track & Field teams have been named 2023-24 Academic All-District performers, selected by College Sports Communicators (formerly CoSIDA).  Brevard College Women’s Track & Field and Cross Country student-athletes Channing Barker, Haylea-Layne Miller and Isabell Musser were all named to the CSC Academic All-District team for the 2023-24 season.  Brevard College distance runner Devon Brodmyer was named to the 2023-24 Men’s Academic All-District team for Cross Country and Track & Field. 

The Academic All-District team is part of the Academic All-America program that has been honoring outstanding academic and athletic achievement by student-athletes throughout the landscape of college sports since 1952.  The CSC Academic All-America Cross Country/Track & Field teams will be announced later this summer.

Hailing from Dunlap, Tennessee, Barker graduated last month from Brevard College with a degree in Environmental Science.  On the track in 2024, Barker was named Second Team All-Conference in both the Women’s 800 and 1,500 meters after a pair of second-place performances at the USA South Conference Track & Field Championships.  A dual-sport athlete, Barker was also named to the Women’s Soccer CSC Academic All-District teams in 2022 and 2023 as well as Track & Field/Cross Country All-District last year, to make her a rare four-time recipient of the prestigious award.

Miller is a rising senior from Chapin, South Carolina who competed in both Cross Country and Track & Field 2023-24.  Named Academic All-District for the second straight season, she is majoring in Exercise Science at BC.  Miller finished 26th at the USA South Conference Cross Country Championships to cap off a strong distance season this past fall.  At the USA South Conference Track & Field Championships, Miller competed in the hurdles and was named Second-Team All-Conference as part of Brevard’s 4×100 meter relay team.  Additionally, she raced as a member of BC’s 4×400 meter relay team that placed fourth at the conference championships.

A 2024 graduate of Brevard College and a native Brevard, North Carolina, Musser earned a degree in Biology.  A prolific thrower for the Tornados, she won the Women’s Discus at the USA South Track & Field Championships to earn First-Team All-Conference honors, while also earning Second-Team All-Conference in Women’s Shot Put.  Musser will remain a key part of BC’s Track & Field program with her recent appointment as Assistant Coach for the Tornados.

Brodmyer graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Business & Organizational Leadership from Brevard College last month after a prolific distance running career for the Tornados.  In Cross Country this past season, Brodmyer placed 13th at the USA South Conference Championships to help lead the Tornados to a third-place team result.  In Track & Field competition, he finished fifth in the 1,500 meters at the conference champs.

The 2023-24 Academic All-District teams, selected by College Sports Communicators, recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom. The CSC Academic All-America program separately recognizes honorees in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA.

The Division II and III CSC Academic All-America programs are partially financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures to assist CSC with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2023-24 Divisions II and III Academic All-America programs. The NAIA CSC Academic All-America program is partially financially supported through the NAIA national office.