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Chastain earns District IV All-Academic First Team
Ryan Chastain
Ryan Chastain

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Lipscomb University senior cross country and track star Ryan Chastain has been named District IV First Team ESPN The Magazine/College Sports Information Directors (CoSIDA) All-Academic Team for Track & Field/Cross Country.

This is the second year in a row that Chastain has been named to the District IV team. He was a second team selection last season. District IV includes schools in Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan and Alabama.

Chastain was a four-time Atlantic Sun Conference performer in track and field in 2010. He won three indoor-outdoor A-Sun championships in 2010 in the mile (indoor), the distance medley relay (indoor) and the 1,500 meters (outside). He is the first male Lipscomb track athlete to win a conference championship.

He was also fourth in the Atlantic Sun Cross Country Championship in 2009.

He has been a member of the Atlantic Sun All-Academic Team for four years. He is also member of the Athletic Director’s All-Academic Team.

Chastain was honored with the James R. Byers Award for 2010, the highest honor a Lipscomb athlete can receive. The award is given to both a male and female athlete recognizing their Christian leadership as well as both their academic and athletic excellence.

Chastain, from Mitchell, Ind., has a 3.70 grade point average in mechanical engineering.