Saint Leo University senior Valentin Lenz was named a 2015-2016 Second-Team Academic All-American in men’s cross-country and track and field.
Lenz, of Dusseldorf, Germany, is only the second Saint Leo men’s cross-country/track athlete to earn Academic All-America honors, following in the footsteps of Carl Dunne who won the honor a year ago. Lenz, the 2015 Sunshine State Conference (SSC) Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Year, was the 2015 SSC men’s cross-country individual champion and led Saint Leo to SSC cross-country titles for two consecutive years. He finished in ninth-place at the 2015 NCAA Cross-Country South Region Championships, which qualified him for the 2015 NCAA Cross-Country National Championships in Joplin, Missouri, where his 10K distance time of 31:08.30 set a new Saint Leo record.
Lenz is an accounting and economics major.