Six UVa Track & Field Athletes Honored on All-Academic Team
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Six UVa track & field student-athletes were named to the 2011 Division I All-Academic Track & Field team, recently announced by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). For the men junior Kevin Anding (Sprints/Houston, Texas) and freshman Chris Foley (Distance/Chantilly, Va.) took home honors. For the women Anna Corrigan (Distance/Junior), Stephanie Garcia (Distance/Senior), Morgane Gay (Distance/Junior), Lyndsay Harper (Middle Distance/Senior) and Ayla Smith (Hurdles/Senior) were honored.
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 either 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). A total of 420 male student-athletes representing 153 institutions compose the group. On the women’s side a record total of 663 female student-athletes representing 172 institutions compose the group.
UVa’s women’s track & field program registered a cumulative team GPA of 3.01 to be honored with All-Academic status for the team. A total of 164 institutions earned the distinction as a result of a cumulative team GPA of 3.00 or better.