ROME, Ga. — Berry College's Parker Roberts claimed Google Cloud Academic All-District honors, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), the organization announced last week.
The 2018-19 Google Cloud Academic All-District® Men's Track & Field/Cross Country Team, selected by CoSIDA, recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances in the athletic realm and in the classroom. The Google Cloud Academic AllAmerica® program separately recognizes outstanding student-athletes in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA. First-team Academic All-District® honorees advance to the Google Cloud Academic All-America® ballot. First-, second- and thirdteam (if applicable) Academic All-America® honorees will be announced in June.
Roberts, a rising senior from Roswell, Ga., is a standout distance runner for the Vikings. He is also one of 496 elite college students from across the United States to receive the 2019-20 Goldwater Scholarship. The Goldwater is one of the oldest and most prestigious scholarships in the natural sciences, engineering, and mathematics. Established by Congress in 1986 in honor of Senator Barry Goldwater's service as a soldier and statesman, the foundation strives to help upperclassmen who desire to pursue research careers and intend to obtain a Ph.D. The goal of the program is to ensure the U.S. has highly qualified individuals in these fields.