WILLIMANTIC, Conn. -- Senior Cooper Goslin (South Windsor) has become the third Eastern Connecticut State University athlete in the last four years to be named to the 2017-18 CoSIDA Division III Academic All-District Men’s Track & Field/Cross Country Team, sponsored by Google Cloud.
A four-year member of the cross country, indoor and outdoor track & field teams, Goslin was one of ten selections to the District 2 team, which is comprised of institutions located in Connecticut, Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, Rhode Island, West Virginia and Washington, DC. Goslin was one of only three individuals named from New England and the only individual from the Little East Conference selected to an all-district team.
With his selection, Goslin is eligible for the CoSIDA Academic All-America team, which will be released June 19.
Goslin becomes the program’s third CoSIDA selection in four years, joining Lee Cattanach, who was named to the District 1 team in 2015 and 2016 and went on to CoSIDA Academic All-America recognition in 2016.
“Cooper was a terrific student, and is just a terrific person to be around,” says his head cross country and track & field coach, Kathy Manizza. “He was very coachable, smart, and gave 1000 percent every single time he ran. He ran everything from 8000 meters in cross country all the way down to the 4x400 relay in track. When he stepped on the track,” noted Manizza, “you knew you were going to get everything he had. I can honestly say that Cooper got every ounce of talent out of himself. You couldn’t ask for a better athlete to coach.”
In his career, Goslin qualified for the Little East All-Academic team in three sports the maximum nine times and in April was presented with the Francis E. Geissler Senior Male SportsPerson-of-the-Year Award, which recognizes dedication, community service, loyalty, integrity, spirit and devotion to the team.
A three-year member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee and Title IX Gender Equality Committee, Goslin is a member of the Delta Mu Delta International Honor Society for Business, Omicron Delta Epsilon International Honor Society for Economics, and Chi Alpha Sigma, the National College Athlete Honor Society.
Goslin has been the top runner on the cross country team the past two seasons and ran a leg of the current record-setting indoor and outdoor 4x800 meter relay as a junior. He served as a team captain in all three sports this past year.
As a senior, Goslin ran to All-New England Alliance recognition with a fifth-place finish in the mile at the NEA Indoor Championships, and outdoors, was fourth in the NEA and second in the Little East Conference in the 1,500, earning all-conference honors at that distance. During the outdoor season, he won at 1500 meters at the Warriors Invitational and at the Mount Holyoke College Spring Fling and won at 800 meters in a field of 27 at Mount Holyoke and in a field of 17 at the Eastern Invitational, breaking two minutes for the first time (1:59.29) at Eastern.
Goslin graduated from Eastern earlier this month with a cumulative 3.93 grade-point average as a Business Administration/Accounting major and will begin fulltime employment in January with New England-based CPA Firm BlumShapiro, the region’s largest business advisory firm.