Leppelmeier selected to CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team

This is Leppelmeier’s second year in a row as a CoSIDA Academic All-American 

Kentucky track & field 2022 graduate Molly Leppelmeier has been named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team following Academic All-District honors in late May. 
Academic All-District honorees advanced to the CoSIDA Academic All-America ballot. Leppelmeier was joined on the All-District team by Jenna Gearing and Josh Sobota. 
Leppelmeier, who recently graduated with a master’s in computer science, has shown versatility in the throwing pits and in the classroom. She earned a 4.0 GPA in her computer science master’s degree program, as well as her computer science undergraduate degree program, all while competing in three of four outdoor throwing disciplines – shot put, discus and hammer throw – and both indoor throwing disciplines – shot put and weight throw. 

Leppelmeier was on the 2021 CoSIDA Academic All-America Third Team while also becoming a 2021 All-American in the hammer throw. She is second all-time for UK in the hammer throw (215’9”/65.76m), weight throw (69’11”/21.31m) and shot put (54’6.75”/16.63m), and 10th in discus (169’2”/51.56m), while coming off a recent fourth place finish in shot put at SEC Championships with her personal best mark.