AUSTIN, Tex.—A pair of Northern Michigan University Cross Country and Track & Field student-athletes were named Google Cloud Third-Team Academic All-America® Wednesday afternoon. Senior Kameron Burmeister (Menominee, Michigan) and junior Shayla Huebner (Marquette, Michigan) received the honor from the College Sports Information Directors of America which recognizes athletic and academic achievement.
It is the fourth year in a row that CoSIDA has honored a Wildcat on one of their Academic All-America® teams with former Nordic Skier Adam Martin earning the First-Team honor the past two years. In 2015, former NMU Women's Basketball student-athlete Alyssa Colla was named to the second team. The duo represents the 22nd and 23rd Wildcats to be honored to the Academic All-America® by CoSIDA.
A Nursing major with a 3.70 GPA, Burmeister's earned five All-America nods in her career including a pair during cross country, two during the indoor track & field, and one during the outdoor track & field. Her only outdoor accolade came at the 2018 NCAA Outdoor Championships with a ninth-place finish in the 10,000-meter run. Burmeister also sits atop the NMU record book in five different categories between cross country and track & field.
Huebner is a Sport Science major with a 3.91 GPA. She became an All-American for the first time in her career during the indoor season with a 10th-place finish in the 800-meters. She also owns six All-GLIAC honors and an all-region award. Huebner owns the top spot in the NMU record book in six different events.
Both student-athletes were named to the GLIAC Academic All-Excellence teams three times in 2017-18 and received the conference Commissioner's Award. Burmeister received her award after the cross country season, while Huebner was given her honor after the outdoor track & field campaign.