BRISTOL, Tenn. – Hanna Witt's trophy case continues to fill up as she was named to the Capital One Academic All-America third team on Wednesday. Witt helped the King women's indoor and outdoor track & field teams capture Conference Carolinas championships in 2013, and narrowly missed qualifying for the NCAA Track & Field Championships.
A native of Mountain City, Tenn., Witt set three school records during her senior campaign. During the indoor season, she posted a 5,000 meter time of 17:35.3, only to better that mark during the outdoor season with a mark of 17:26.2. She also posted a school record with a 10,000 meter time of 36:19.2
In the classroom, Witt majored in human biology and accumulated a nearly perfect grade point average of 3.94 during her four years a King. She is one of two Conference Carolinas women's track and cross country student-athletes to earn this distinction as he is joined by Limestone College's Jenny Altieri.
During 2012-13, Witt was a two-time Conference Carolinas Scholar Athlete of the Year, in both indoor and outdoor track and field. She was also named King University's Female Athlete of the Year, and earned USTFCCCA All-Southeast Region honors.
Witt becomes the second King student-athlete to be named Capital One Academic All-America in the last two years, joining Tornado baseball player Bryant Walker who eared second team honors in 2011-12.