COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Tech track and field senior Meghan O’Donoghue added another honor to her resume as she has been selected to the CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team.
The Talbott, Tenn. native recently graduated from Tennessee Tech University with honors, maintaining a 4.0 GPA in French and political science. She also was one of the 2014 recipients of the university’s Derryberry Award, which is given to a graduating senior who has displayed moral and academic integrity, campus involvement, good citizenship, leadership qualities and physical vigor.
During this past cross country season, she ran a season-best 5K time of 20:37.88 at the Vanderbilt Invitational. She ran in 25 of Tech's 27 cross country meets during her career, including all 20 during her final three years.
In track, she has competed in the 3,000, 5,000 and 10,000-meter races. During the 2014 seasons, she hit personal records in the 3,000-meter indoor race with a time of 11:37.28, the 3,000-meter outdoor race with a time of 11:08.89, and in her 10,000-meter race, she ran a PR time of 40:49.58.
O’Donoghue is just the second Golden Eagle to earn CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team during the 2013-14 year. She is joined by Dennis Ogbe of men’s basketball who went on to be named to the Capital One Academic All-America Second Team selected by CoSIDA.