Ballard, Bromirski named CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-Americans

Elizabeth Bromirski and Hank Ballard
Elizabeth Bromirski and Hank Ballard

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern track and field athletes Elizabeth Bromirski and Hank Ballard have been named Academic All-Americans by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Bromirski, a two-sport athlete (basketball and track and field) from Decatur, Ala., graduated with a double major in religion and psychology with a 3.84 grade point average. She was the 2014 Southern Athletic Association high jump champion and was also second in the long jump and third in the triple jump. Bromirsk qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field National Championship in the high jump, where she finished 13th. She also earned First-Team All-Conference honors in women's basketball this season, and was named 2014 SAA Woman of the Year.

Ballard, a Hoover, Ala., native, graduated with a 3.64 GPA in biology. He was the 2014 SAA Men's Field Athlete of the Year after winning the pole vault and javelin at the SAA Outdoor Championship. His throw of 65.15 meters in the javelin was a school and conference record and put him at fourth in the nation on the outdoor performance list, qualifying him for the NCAA Championship, where he placed 16th.