Mohamed Koita Officially Named All-American
RIVERDALE, N.Y. – After placing 15th in the high jump at the NCAA Indoor Championships in Albuquerque, N.M., on Friday, Manhattan College’s Mohamed Koita (Cergy, France) has been recognized as a Second Team All-American by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). This is his second career All-America selection, and the first time he has received the honor indoors.
The USTFCCCA bases its All-America selections on an athlete’s performance at the NCAA Indoor Championships. Those athletes who earned team points by placing first-eighth were named First Team All-Americans, while the ninth-16th place finishers are chosen for the Second Team. Any other athletes who competed at the national meet received honorable mention recognition.
Koita cleared 2.10 meters (six feet, 10¾ inches) at Nationals to wrap up his first indoor season with an All-America nod. He was also named Second Team All-America outdoors in 2013.The first Jasper to qualify for the NCAA Indoor Championships since shot putter Milan Jotanovic in 2009, Koita is Manhattan’s 31st All-American in Dan Mecca’s 21 years as head coach.