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Canton’s LeDuc earns national All-Academic honors

NEW LONDON, Conn., July 29 – Mike LeDuc of Connecticut College has been named to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Track & Field Team. To qualify for the team, a student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.3 and have met the NCAA Division III indoor or outdoor automatic or provisional qualifying standard in their event.

LeDuc, who graduated from Canton High in 2010, garnered All-America accolades in the 3000-meter steeplechase at the 2012 NCAA Division III outdoor track & field championship in Claremont, Calif. The sophomore posted a school record setting time of 8:59.54 en route to a fourth place finish, besting his previous school mark of 9:01.83 that was set at the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) championship May 18. He also moved up two spots from his All-America finish in 2011.

In June, LeDuc was honored on the Capital One Academic All-America Men’s Cross Country/Track & Field Third Team in Division III as selected by The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

“The fact that both our men’s and women’s teams earned these All-Academic awards and Mike LeDuc was recognized individually says a lot about the type of student-athletes we have in our program,” said Jim Butler, assistant head track & field coach and the head men’s cross country coach at Connecticut College.


Gerry deSimas, Jr., is the editor and founder of The Collinsville Press. He is an award-winning writer and has been covering sports in Connecticut and New England for more than 30 years. He was inducted into the New England High School Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2018.

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