The United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced its 2017 All-Academic awards on Thursday, July 27. Included among the recipients were members of the men’s and women’s teams. In addition, the women’s team was recognized as an All-Academic Team.
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In order for a team to receive All-Academic distinction, it must carry at least a 3.00 cumulative grade point average. For individuals, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative GPA of 3.3 and have met at least one of the following athletic standards: competed in an NCAA Indoor or Outdoor Championship or finish the regular season ranked in the national top 35 in an individual event or ranked in the national top 25 in a relay event.
A total of 608 female student-athletes, 402 male student-athletes, 111 men’s teams and 183 women’s teams were recognized by the USTFCCCA. Inside the Iowa Conference, Loras’ women were one of nine programs to be recognized, while 48 individual females and 32 males claimed the award.
Loras Members of the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team
Shamari Scott – Undecided
Elyse Acompanado – Psychology / Criminal Justice
Alexis Alt – Biology
Alexis Hanson – Biochemistry
Rachel Kilburg – Politics / Spanish
Audrey Miller – Biology
Alyssa Simon – Elementary Education