BAHAMIAN Albright’s Higgs Earns Second Academic All-American Honor



Danisha Higgs

Albright College track and field senior Danisha Higgs (Nassau, Bahamas/Lyford Cay International) has been named to her second straight Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-America team.

Higgs earned second team honors on the Women’s Division III Track & Field/Cross Country Team, after being named a third team selection in 2013.

The 2014 Capital One Academic All-America Cross Country/Track & Field Teams, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America, have been released to recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom.

Higgs placed 19th in the 100m prelims with a time of 12.24 at this spring’s NCAA outdoor championships. It was the third time Higgs had qualified for the NCAA outdoor championships in the 100m, including a 10th-place finish last spring. She was also an All-American in the 200 meters in 2013, placing fifth nationally.

The 2013 USTFCCCA Mideast Region Athlete of the Year, Higgs won MAC championships this season in the 100m and 200m (outdoors) and 60m and 200m (indoors). She was also the Albright Athletics Senior Athlete of the Year.

A biochemistry/pre-med/French major, Higgs graduated with a 3.58 GPA. She was named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic team in both 2011 and 2013, for qualifying to the NCAA championships while maintaining a high grade-point average.

She finished her career with 11 individual MAC titles (6 indoor, 5 outdoor), and conference Athlete of the Year honors for both indoor and outdoor track in 2013.

She holds school and MAC championships records in the indoor 60 and 200 meters, and has school outdoor records of 11.98 in the 100m and 24.32 in the 200m.

Higgs is a member of the French and pre-med honor societies, and was a resident assistant and student tutor during her time on campus.

She was one of four Middle Atlantic Conference athletes on the women’s track/XC team, joining Widener’s Erica Szpynda (first team), and Lebanon Valley’s Cynthia Adams (second team) and Kelsey Patrick (third team).