Gustavus Adolphus College senior track sprinter Jack Henkemeyer (Plymouth, Minn.) has been named to the 2006 ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America Men’s College Division Track & Field/Cross Country Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Henkemeyer, who in May was selected as one of 58 student-athletes from across the country to receive a NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, was chosen for the third team.
Henkemeyer is a six-time All-Conference selection as a sprinter for the Gustavus men’s indoor track and field team. Henkemeyer has excelled on the track, setting three school records during the indoor season including the 400 meter run with a time of 49.50, as a member of the 4 x 200 meter relay with a time of 2:30.67 and as a member of the 4 x 400 meter relay with a time of 3:24.31. Henkemeyer was a member of the conference champion 4 x 200 meter relay team at the MIAC Indoor Championships in 2003 as well as a member of the conference champion 4 x 400 relay team at the MIAC Indoor Championships in 2004. Individually, he finished second at the MIAC Indoor Championships in the 55 meter dash in 2005, as well as finishing third in both the 200 and 400 meter dashes in 2004. This past March, Henkemeyer placed sixth in the 55 meters, fifth in the 200 meters, and sixth in the 400 meters at the MIAC Indoor Championships. He has also been a standout during the outdoor season earning all-conference honors four different times as a member of the 4 x 100 and 4 x 400 meter relay teams.
In the classroom, Henkemeyer boasted a 3.82 grade point average with a double major in political science and psychology. He is a member of Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Honor Society for political science as well as Psi Chi, the National Honor Society for psychology.
Henkemeyer, a 2002 graduate of Robbinsdale Armstrong High School, is the son of Pat and Sue Henkemeyer of Plymouth.