GORHAM, Maine -- University of Southern Maine indoor track and field All-American C.J. Moody (Old Town, Maine) added another honor to his ever-growing resume Tuesday when he was named to the Google Cloud Academic All-America® Division III Track & Field/Cross Country third team, as selected by the members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Moody is the eighth USM student-athlete (see complete list below) since 2000 to receive the prestigious honor from CoSIDA and its various title sponsors. A nursing major, Moody has a 3.866 cumulative grade point average. Moody is the second member of the men's track and field/cross country program to be honored, joining 2003 recipient Darryl Whitney among the list of honorees.
"Wow, really? That's amazing! I was surprised by the all-district honors, but this is even more shocking," responded Moody via text when informed of the news. "Thank you for nominating me. (I) wouldn't be able to do it without you guys in the athletic department."
An NCAA Division III indoor All-American this past winter in the heptathlon, Moody represented Southern Maine at the NCAA indoor and outdoor championships this past year. At the indoor championships, he earned All-American honors by finishing fifth in the heptathlon, scoring a school record 5,004 points. Moody also won the heptathlon at the New England Division III Indoor Championships with 4,963 points, and helped the Huskies sweep the New England Alliance and Little East Conference indoor championships scoring in three events.
Diagnosed last year as a Type 1 diabetic, Moody placed 12th in the decathlon at last month's NCAA outdoor championships with a career-best score of 6,514 points. Moody earned his trip to the NCAA championships with his runner-up score of 6,477 points at the NEICAAA (New England Intercollegiate Amateur Athletic Association) New England Championships. He also had four scoring performances, including three runner-up results, to help the Huskies win their fifth straight LEC outdoor team title.
To be nominated for Google Cloud Academic All-America® honors, student-athletes must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.30 on a 4.0 scale. The members of CoSIDA began the Academic All-America program in 1952, and today honor athletes across five divisions - NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, and NCAA Division III, NAIA and the newly formed College Division for two-year schools and Canadian institutions. Currently, CoSIDA sponsors Academic All-America® programs for men's soccer, women's soccer, football, volleyball, men's basketball, women's basketball, baseball, softball and men's and women's track and field/cross country. Many other sports are eligible through the At-Large program.