Washington University Lands 12 on USTFCCCA Division III All-Academic Team
St. Louis, Mo., July 30, 2012 — The Washington University in St. Louis men’s and women’s track & field teams each received 2012 Division III All-Academic Team honors and combined to have 12 student-athletes named to the All-Academic Team, as announced by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
The Washington U. women’s track & field team posted a cumulative GPA of 3.59, which ranked fourth among the 137 Division III women’s track & field programs who received All-Academic Team honors. WUSTL ranked fifth among 74 men’s teams with a 3.48 cumulative team GPA. The men’s and women’s programs from four other University Athletic Association (UAA) schools also received All-Academic Team honors - Carnegie Mellon University, University of Chicago, Emory University and University of Rochester.
Eight individuals from the Washington U. women’s team received USTFCCCA All-Academic recognition, while four student-athletes from the WUSTL men’s team received the honor. Washington U.’s 12 student-athletes recognized include seniors Michael Burnstein, Erica Jackey, Tyler Jackson, Amanda Matheson, Elizabeth Phillips, Justin Pieper and Molly Wawrzyniak, sophomores Anna Etherington, Sarah Fisher and Kevin Sparks, and freshmen Lucy Cheadle and Melissa Gilkey. Overall, 340 women and 226 men received 2012 Division III All-Academic honors.
In order to earn All-Academic Team honors a team must possess at least a 3.10 cumulative GPA. Student-athletes must have compiled at least a 3.30 cumulative GPA and have either competed in an NCAA Indoor or Outdoor Championship or finished the regular season ranked in the national top 35 in an individual event or ranked in the national top 25 in a relay event.