TALLAHASSEE – Florida State’s Addi Coggins, Shanice Love and Kasey Knevelbaard have been selected to the 202o Academic All-District Track & Field / Cross Country Teams, selected by CoSIDA.
The trio, recognized among the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom, earned first-team honors for District 4. They advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-American ballot.
All three are first-time honorees on the All-District team, which is comprised of NCAA Division I student-athletes from schools in Florida, Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina.
Coggins, a junior distance runner from Franklin, Tenn., helped the Seminoles to the 2019 NCAA South Region Women’s Cross Country title and a 12th-place finish at the NCAA Cross Country Championships. She followed with a strong 2020 indoor track & field season, slashing 32 seconds off her previous best in the 5000-meter run, and 26 seconds in the 3000-meter run. An All-ACC Academic and USTFCCCA All-Academic cross country selection, the marketing major boasts a 3.99 cumulative grade point average.
Love, a senior from Kingston, Jamaica, was recognized during the 2019-20 school year as an ACC Postgraduate Scholarship winner and presented the FSU Torchbearer Leadership Award. She also the recipient of the 2020 Golden Nole Award for women’s field events. The 2019 NCAA Outdoor runner-up in the discus was the gold medalist at the 2019 NACAC Championships in Mexico, a finalist at the Pan-American Games in Peru and finished 16th at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Qatar this past fall.
An accounting major, she is a three-time All-ACC Academic and USTFCCCA All-Academic selection, and carries a 3.40 cumulative grade point average.
This marks the first time since 2015 that the Noles women have had multiple honorees on the 11-member District 4 squad.
Knevelbaard, a graduate transfer from Caruthers, Calif., by way of Southern Utah, starred in both cross country and indoor track for the Noles. He earned 2019 All-ACC Cross Country honors in the fall and helped the team advance to the NCAA Championships. On the track he finished third in the mile for the title-winning Noles at the 2020 ACC Indoor Championships. He also posted the No. 2 mil time (3:59.00) in program history. An All-ACC Academic selection in cross country, he carries a 3.50 grade point average in pursuit of a master’s degree in Sport Management.
Knevelbaard’s selection to the 11-member men’s Academic All-District team is FSU’s first since Stefan Brits and Otniel Teixeira in 2016.