June 26, 2017
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University track & field All-American Michael Lederhouse was named a Third Team Academic All-American for men's track & field / cross country, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Friday.
Lederhouse was an integral part of the 2016 men's cross country campaign as the fifth point scorer on the squad that finished 21st at the NCAA Cross Country Championships. He turned in an All-BIG EAST performance at the 2016 BIG EAST Cross Country Championships, where the Hoyas successfully defended their team crown from the season prior.
Over his career, Lederhouse has been named an All-American once as part of GU's NCAA indoor distance medley relay (DMR) squad that picked up second team honors in 2016. He competed on both the 2016 NCAA cross country squad as well as the 2015 NCAA cross country team, where the Blue & Gray finished 10th overall.
He was part of the 2015 and 2016 BIG EAST Cross Country championship squads, earning all-league honors both seasons. Lederhouse has garnered a pair of BIG EAST event titles (2016 indoor DMR, 2014 outdoor 4x800m) and has been named All-BIG EAST six times in his career.
The All-American earned his undergraduate degree from Georgetown's McDonough School of Business as an international political economy major in 2016. He continued his education during the 2016-17 year, working toward a master's degree in integrated marketing communication.
A four-time member of the BIG EAST Conference All-Academic team, Lederhouse has been named to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic team a total of five times, twice in cross country and three times in track & field.
With the accolade, Lederhouse earns the first CoSIDA Academic All-America honor for the men's track & field / cross country program since 2007, when Fleet Hower picked up the distinction.
Lederhouse joins Hower and Josh Rollins (2002) as the three overall honorees in program history since CoSIDA designated a men's track & field / cross country team. Prior to that, the Hoyas picked up a quintet of men's at-large distinctions in Andrew Phelan (1987), Kevin McMahon (1994, 1995), Eric O'Brien (1996) and Brook Kintz (1997).