OGDEN -- Two Weber State women's distance runners along with a pair from Utah State have earned Academic All-District honors.
Sarah Callister and Amber Henry have been named to the Capital One Academic All-District VIII women's cross country/track and field first team, announced this week by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
A total of 14 student-athletes were named to the District VIII All-District first team. Those athletes will now be placed on the national ballot for Academic All-American honors.
Callister, a native of Ogden, carries a 4.00 grade point average as a nursing major at Weber State. She has now earned Academic All-District First Team honors in three straight seasons and won Academic All-America honors in each of the past two seasons.
This year, Callister earned Big Sky All-Conference honors three times and All-Region honors once in cross country and indoor track and field. In cross country she finished second overall and helped lead the Wildcats to their second-straight Big Sky championship. She went on to earn All-Region honors as the team won their first ever region title and advanced to the NCAA Championships.
At the NCAA cross country championships, Callister earned the prestigious NCAA Elite 89 Award, given to the athlete with the top G.P.A. at the national meet.
In indoor track, Callister won the Big Sky title in the 5,000 meters and finished second overall in the 3,000 meters. She has won nine conference titles in her career in indoor and outdoor track.
Henry, a native of Mountain View, Wyo., also had an incredible year for Weber State.
In cross country and outdoor track, Henry won four Big Sky titles and qualified for the NCAA championships two times. In cross country she repeated as Big Sky champion and led the Wildcats to their second straight conference title.
She also led the team to their first ever Mountain Region championship and earned All-American honors by finishing 32nd at the NCAA cross country championships.
After sitting out the indoor season, Henry led the Wildcats once again in outdoor track. At the Big Sky meet in Portland, she won the conference title in the 1,500 meters, steeplechase and 3,000 meters, becoming just the tenth athlete to win three titles in one meet. She also set stadium records in all three events.
For her performance, Henry was named MVP of the meet. She has won seven Big Sky titles in her career in track and field and two in cross country.
Henry also posted the second best time in school history in the steeplechase and qualified for the NCAA championships for the second straight season. She enters the NCAA meet ranked third in the country in the event.
Earlier this year Henry was named the WSU female athlete of the year after earning All-American honors twice in 2012. Henry carries a 3.88 G.P.A in nursing at Weber State.
McKenna, a junior from Farmington, has a cumulative 3.97 grade point average majoring in music and was named to the men's first-team. He is joined on the team by Utah Valley's Stephen Wickhamshire.
Williams, a sophomore from Enterprise, has a cumulative 4.00 grade point average majoring in human movement science and was named to the second team. BYU's Rachel Fisher joined Henry and Callister on the first team.