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IU track and field’s Ben Veatch named CoSIDA Academic All-American


Then-redshirt sophomore Ben Veatch competes in 2018 in the 5,000-meter run at the Hoosier Open at Harry Gladstein Fieldhouse. Veatch finished fourth overall at the outdoor cross-country Big Ten championship last November. Bobby Goddin

IU track and field's redshirt junior Ben Veatch was announced to the College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-American third team last week.

Veatch, who is a distance runner and rising senior, earned a 3.93 GPA while majoring in exercise science. During his redshirt sophomore season, Veatch was named as an indoor track and field All-American in the 5,000-meter event.

At the outdoor cross-country Big Ten championship last November, Veatch led the Hoosiers with a time of 30:14.6 and finished fourth overall.

At the indoor Big Ten cross-country championship in February, Veatch helped IU win the Big Ten title after placing second in the 3,000-meter and 5000-meter events.

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