AUGUSTA, GA – Clayton State's Joy Diaz and Embry-Riddle's Marina LeVine were named women's cross country/track & field Google Cloud All-Americans. LeVine was placed on the second team while Diaz was named third team. It is the third time in the last four years that the Peach Belt has had multiple Academic All-Americans.
LeVine, a graduate student from Indian Rocks Beach, currently carries a 3.60 GPA in the Master of Business Administration program. She was one of three Eagles, along with Alana Bell and Sarah Edens, who received Google Cloud Academic All-District honors three weeks ago. She finished 17th at the Sunshine State Conference Cross Country Championship with a time of 24:13.0 and was a part of the 4x400m relay team that won the event at the PBC Championships.
A total of 46 women's track & field/cross country athletes received Google Cloud Academic All-America recognition, with LeVine earning one of the 15 spots on the second team.
Diaz becomes only the third individual, and fourth overall selection, in Clayton State Athletics history.
One of just 46 individuals recognized nationwide in NCAA Division II, Diaz is also one of only four honorees to be named to one of the three teams after competing in only cross country in 2017-18.
Those accomplishments included becoming the first ever Peach Belt Conference Elite 15 winner in school history, doing so at the 2017 championship meet, and earning back-to-back Google Cloud Academic All-District honors.