Chattanooga's Lucas Cotter Selected Capital One Academic All-America

Thursday, June 26, 2014

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga graduate student Lucas Cotter (Collierville, Tn.) was named to the Capital One Academic All-America Third Team for cross country and track, the College Sports Information Directors of America announced.

Mr. Cotter was a four-time All-Conference cross country performer and helped the Mocs to a runner-up finish this season placing fifth overall. He was a two-time NCAA All-Region runner and was named the league’s Freshman of the Year in 2010.

In track, he was a three time all-conference performer and a two-time champion.

In his junior year at the league championships, Mr. Cotter set a school record in the 3000 meter run and as a sophomore ran the anchor leg of the SoCon Championship Distance Medley Relay team.

In May of 2013, Mr. Cotter graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Business Administration. He enrolled in UTC’s MBA program and carried a 4.0 GPA through each of his two semesters.

Mr. Cotter was awarded the Southern Conference Commissioner’s Medal for Academics, named to the league’s Academic Honor Roll and earned a spot on the Fall and Spring SoCon All-Academic teams. He received the Dayle May Award given to the senior with the highest GPA each year. As an undergraduate, Mr. Cotter was a fixture on UTC’s Dean’s List and Athletics Director’s Honor Roll.

Mr. Cotter is married to the former Amanda Sumner and the couple has one child, Addison


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