Northern Arizona men's long-distance runner Geordie Beamish finds himself in the national spotlight yet again, this time for his performance in the classroom.
Beamish has earned a spot on the 2018-19 Google Cloud Academic Second Team All-American list for cross country and track and field, ending the school year with a 3.73 GPA while majoring in civil engineering.
The Google Cloud Academic All-American award honors student-athletes who excel academically while regularly competing for their institution. All selections are chosen by CoSIDA membership and receive All-District honors. First team All-District selections are automatically considered for academic All-American status and are chosen by members of the academic All-American committee and CoSIDA board of directors.
Beamish was the 2019 NCAA Division I national champion in the mile during the indoor track season, an event he also won at the 2019 Big Sky Indoor Championships to earn All-Conference honors. Beamish also competed at the outdoor championships this year where he finished 10th in the 5,000-meter race. The New Zealand native received All-Conference honors during the outdoor season after winning the 1500m at the conference championships.
Beamish was also a member of the Lumberjacks national championship cross country team during the 2018 campaign. He also received Big Sky All-Academic honors this year. The New Zealand native looks to return to Flagstaff next season to help lead the charge toward a fourth consecutive cross country national title.