Cavaliers Place Five on USTFCCCA All-Academic Teams
NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Virginia track and field team placed five Cavaliers on the 2010 U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division I All-Academic Team, as announced today by the organization. Graduate student Steve Delice and sophomores Kevin Anding, Sean Keveren and Matt Meyer were among 357 student-athletes honored on the men’s side, while junior Catherine White was one of 551 women honored.
To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team, a student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 and have met either the NCAA Division I Indoor automatic or provisional qualifying standard or participated in the NCAA Division I Outdoor Championships (including preliminary rounds) in their respective event.
Anding, an economics major from Houston, Texas, was a regional qualifier in the 400m this season. A member of the Cavaliers’ 4x400m relay team that earned All-ACC honors with a third-place finish at the conference meet, he was also a member of the 4×4 squad that won the Lou Onesty Invitational. He won the 200m at the season-opening Mason Quadrangular and advanced to the finals of the open 400m at ACCs, finishing sixth. His personal-best time of 46.84 from the IC4A Championships ranks third on Virginia’s all-time program records, while his time of 21.34 in the 200m from the same meet ranks ninth. This marks the second-straight year Anding has been tabbed an all-academic team honoree by the USTFCCCA, while he is also a two-time All-ACC Academic Team member.
Delice, born in Port-de-Paix, Haiti, wrapped up his career with one season of outdoor eligibility for the Cavaliers and earned a master’s degree in educational psychology. A 2009 graduate of Coppin State, Delice was a 2007 All-American in the 400m hurdles and a 2008 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American while competing for the Eagles. This year for UVa, Delice advanced to the NCAA Championships in the 400m hurdles and finished runner-up in the event at the ACC Championships. He also won the Lou Onesty Invitational and his second IC4A Championship in the 400m hurdles, in addition to the 100m at the Mason Quadrangular. Delice holds both Coppin State’s (50.24) and Virginia’s (50.02) program records in the 400m hurdles, in addition to the Haiti national record – running 50.02 in the quarterfinals of the NCAA East Preliminary Round. An All-ACC Academic Team honoree, this marks the third time Delice has been named to the all-academic team by the USTFCCCA.
Keveren, a kinesiology major from Brentwood, Tenn., wrapped up his season competing in the 5k at the NCAA East Preliminary Round. Earlier in the year, Keveren broke Virginia’s Lou Onesty meet record in the 3000m, winning the event in a personal-best time of 8:27.47. He also raced in the Olympic Development section of the 5000m at the Penn Relays, finishing runner-up in his best-ever time of 14:10.00. An All-ACC Academic Team honoree, this marks Keveren’s first appearance on the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team.
Meyer is a dual major in French and foreign affairs. From Suhlendorf, Germany, Meyer was a regional qualifier in the long jump this season, leaping a season-best 24’ 2.25” at the Liberty Twilight Qualifier during the outdoor season. He also scored at ACCs in the event, finishing sixth. The school record holder indoors (24’ 8.25” from 2009), Meyer claimed the long jump title at the Armory this indoor season. This marks the second-straight year Meyer has been named to the all-academic team by the USTFCCCA.
White hails from Roanoke, Va., and is a junior biology major. A three-time All-American, White hit the NCAA provisional mark in the 3000m and 5000m indoors this year. She ran the program’s second-best 3k time at the Armory (9:24.43) and holds the sixth-fastest 5k time at UVa, running 16:31.61 at the Husky Classic. White won the mile at the VT Invite and was a member of the distance medley relay team that was victorious at the Armory. This marks her third-straight appearance on the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team. She is also a two-time member of the organization’s all-academic cross country team and was an All-ACC Academic Cross Country Team selection this year.