August 10, 2021 at 2:30pm
Dane Lisser

Ben Kuxmann named to CoSIDA Academic All-America® Track Team

Millikin University rising senior Ben Kuxmann, of Bourbonnais, Ill., was named to the 2020-21 Academic All-America® Men's Track & Field/Cross Country Second Team, selected by CoSIDA, recognizing the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances in the competition realm and in the classroom.

Kuxmann is the fourth track and field athlete in school history to earn Academic All-America recognition and the 79th Millikin student-athlete to be selected for the prestigious program recognizing academic and athletic excellence.

An English major, Kuxmann has a near-perfect grade point average and earned All-American honors after a third-place finish in the 800 Meters at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track National Championships in May 2021. Kuxmann was the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) 800 Meters winner and finished in second place in the 400 Meters at the 2021 CCIW Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Kuxmann set a new school record in the 800 Meters (1.50.12) and ran Millikin's third all-time fastest 400 Meters (48.75 seconds) during the season. He was a member of a school record-setting 4x400 Relay Team as well.

Ben Kuxmann Millikin University

Ben Kuxmann

Kuxmann advanced to the national ballot after earning All-District honors for NCAA Division III District 7 in July 2021.

The CoSIDA Academic All-America® program separately recognizes honorees in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA.

The Division III CoSIDA Academic All-America® program is financially supported by the NCAA Division III national governance structure to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2020-21 Division III Academic All-America® program.

For more information on the Academic All-America® program, visit academicallamerica.com.