July 24, 2014
USTFCCCA Division I Track and Field Academic Awards
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - The United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) released its academic team and individual award winners for the 2014 track and field season this week, and multiple Patriot League representatives made the lists.
Twelve Patriot League squads were named 2014 Division I All-Academic Track & Field teams as a result of earning a cumulative team GPA of 3.00 or higher, with six coming on both the men and women's side. Loyola (3.40), Bucknell (3.37), Lafayette (3.33), Colgate (3.28), Boston University (3.27) and Lehigh (3.26) all achieved the honor in women's track and field, while the men's All-Academic teams included Boston University (3.22), Colgate (3.21), Lehigh (3.13), Lafayette (3.04), Bucknell (3.03) and Army (3.02).
Ten Patriot Leaguers were honored as All-Academic individual award winners for their combined academic and athletic accomplishments. The men's honorees included Bucknell's Tyler Erhard and Christian Lupica, Lehigh's Tyler Mueller and Adeolu Adesida, Army's Kendall Ward and Boston University's David Lagerberg, while the women's All-Academic recipients were Boston University's Allison Barwise and Nikko Brady, Lafayette's Rachel Pena and Lehigh's Jimil Ataman.
To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 and have met at least one of the following athletic standards:
◾For the indoor season, a student-athlete must have finished the regular season ranked in the national top 96 in an individual event or ranked in the national top 48 (collective listing) in a relay event on the official NCAA POP list provided by TFRRS.org
◾For the outdoor season, a student-athlete must have participated in any round of the NCAA Division I Championships (including preliminary rounds).
For full releases from the USTFCCCA, view the Division I Track and Field Academic Awards