Finan named Academic All-American

Finan named Academic All-American

Former New Richmond Lion Eric Finan (Class of 2007) was named a Capital One First-Team Academic All-American June 2.

Finan finished second in Ohio in Division II cross country and second in the state Dvi. II 3200 meter run for New Richmond High School where he holds the school record in both the 1600 and 3200 meter runs. He was his class valedictorian.

To qualify, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00. Finan holds a 3.785 GPA in the University of Cincinnati’s master of business administration program after earning an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering with a 3.897 GPA.

Finan also received Cincinnati’s Legion of Excellence Award for the highest GPA on his team. He had been on the dean’s list every academic quarter he attended UC and was a Big East Academic All-Star from 2008-2010. He received All-America honors in both track and cross country during his UC career.

Finan holds both the school and SBAAC records in the 1600 meters (4:25.50) and 3200 meters (9:31.30).

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