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Rami Gharsalli Named Google Cloud Second Team Academic All-American

Rami Gharsalli
Rami Gharsalli

2019 Google Cloud Division II Cross Country/Track Academic All-America Teams

MIDLAND, MICH. – Senior Rami Gharsalli of the Northwood University men's track & field team has been named a Second Team Google Cloud Academic All-American, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

It is the second consecutive year Gharalli has Academic All-America honors.  He was named a Third Team Academic All-America Team a year ago.

Gharsalli has been a standout for the Northwood men's track and field team from his first day on campus. During the 2019 indoor season, he placed third at the NCAA Division II Indoor Championship in the 60-meter hurdles, finishing with a time of 7.94. Gharsalli also claimed the GLIAC title in the event as well after running 7.91. He won the 60-meter hurdles at four different meets in the indoor season. In the outdoor track season, he placed second in the 110 hurdles at the GLIAC Championships and 14th in the event at the NCAA Championships. Gharsalli was also a key part of the standout 4X100 relay team that placed second at the GLIAC's and seventh at the NCAA Championship. He also claimed the individual title in the javelin with a toss of 56.08 meters, good for second in second in school history.

Over his career, Gharsalli has won four GLIAC championships -- the 60 meter hurdles twice (2017, 2019) indoors, the 110 hurdles outdoors (2017) and the javelin throw (2019). The six-time All-American is also the NU school record holder in the 60-meter hurdles (7.81). Gharsalli has also been named a CoSIDA Academic All-America, a two-time USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree and the 2017 USTFCCCA DII Scholar Athlete of the Year.

Gharsalli boasts a 3.74 cumulative GPA in Entertainment, Sport & Promotion Management.