Calvin College senior Ethan Valentine has been named a Google Cloud Academic All-American in the men's track and field/cross country division.
Valentine was named to the Google Cloud Academic All-America third team this afternoon.
Valentine hails from Mason, Ohio. He is a graduate of William Mason High School. At Calvin, Valentine has been a four-year standout on the men's track and field team. Over the course of his collegiate career, Valentine has earned four NCAA III All-America awards and been named the MIAA's Most Outstanding Runner twice.
A 400 meter specialist, Valentine has been a four-time national qualifier to the NCAA III Track and Field Championships.
As a freshman in 2015, he earned All-American honors in the 400 meters at the NCAA III Outdoor Track and Field Championships, finishing eighth. In 2016, he was an All-American once again in the 400 meters at the NCAA III Outdoor Track and Field Championships, finishing seventh. In 2017, he was a two-time All-American – earning the award at both the NCAA III Indoor and NCAA III Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the 400 meters. At the 2017 Indoor National Meet, he finished seventh in the 400 meters. He then made a bid for a national title in the 400 meters at the 2017 Outdoor National Meet before finishing second. In the 400 meter prelims of the 2017 NCAA III Outdoor Championships, he posted the fastest time in Division III Track and Field that spring with a school-record time of 46.80.
A team captain, Valentine has led the Calvin men's track and field team to four MIAA outdoor titles and a pair of MIAA indoor crowns. He was the MIAA 400 meter outdoor and indoor champion in 2016, 2017 and 2018. He was named the MIAA's Most Outstanding Runner for indoor track and field in 2017 and for outdoor track and field in 2018.
In addition, he has been a three-time All-MIAA selection in both indoor and outdoor track and field. He was named to the Great Lakes All-Region Indoor Track and Field Team in 2016, 2017 and 2018 by the United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association. He also received USTFCCCA Great Lakes All-Region honors outdoors in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.
During his junior year, Valentine served as a residence assistant (RA) in the Calvin dormitories. He has also served as a volunteer with the Calvin Student Development Office.
Valentine recently graduated from Calvin with a double major in Chinese and biology. He is a two-time member of the MIAA Academic Honor Roll and has been a two-time member of the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team.
Calvin student-athletes have now received Google Cloud Academic All-America honors 128 times.