Norden was named to the district’s first team, while Franklin earned second team honors.
Norden, a Nykoping, Sweden native, is the first repeat winner of the award after being named to the District III First Team last season as well. The cross country and track performer has carried a 4.0 grade point average (GPA) while majoring in chemistry through all four years at CU. The senior’s perfect GPA is one of only three on the District III roster, along with Virginia Tech’s Kelly Phillips (first team) and Mikaela Terry (second team) of Coastal Carolina.
In all, Norden was named Atlantic Sun Academic All-conference seven times during her career (XC 09-10, 08-09, 07-08, 06-07; TF 08-09, 07-08, 06-07), not including the 2010 track & field season, which has not yet been announced.
During her senior track season, Norden set five personal records, and collected an indoor best finish of seventh in the 5000 meters at the Liberty Open. During her outdoor campaign, Norden notched four top-10 and two top-five finishes, collecting a runner-up finish in the 5000 meters at the Liberty Twilight. Norden also notched a fifth place finish in the 1500 meter run at the USC Upstate Invite with a personal best time.
Collecting her first CoSIDA Academic All-District accolade, Franklin carries a near perfect 3.95 GPA with a major in criminal justice. The Charles Town, W.Va. native, like Norden, has been named A-Sun All-Academic seven times (XC 09-10, 08-09, 07-08, 06-07; TF 08-09, 07-08, 06-07).
Franklin collected two top-10 finishes during the 2009 cross country season and reset six personal bests during the 2010 indoor and outdoor track & field seasons. The senior registered two top-10 finishes during indoor season, with a best of ninth in the mile at the A-Sun Championships, with three top-10 finishes during outdoor campaign. Franklin’s 2010 outdoor highlight came at the Charlotte Invitational, where she notched a season best finish of sixth in the 3000 meter run.
Only two other A-Sun student-athletes were chosen CoSIDA Academic All-District, both coming in District IV. Belmont’s Brittany Thune (3.95 / business administration) and Lipscomb’s Ryan Chastain (3.70 / mechanical engineering) also made the women’s and men’s lists, respectively.