Seven NACC Track & Field Programs, Six Individuals Earn USTFCCCA Academic Honors

U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association

NEW ORLEANS, La. --- Seven Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC) track and field teams and six student-athletes were honored for their work in the classroom Thursday as the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced its All-Academic Teams and Individuals for the 2017-18 academic year.


Full list of honorees:  Team  |  Men  |  Women


All-Academic Teams

A total of 291 teams (185 women's, 106 men's) were recognized by the USTFCCCA, including both the men's and women's teams from Concordia University Wisconsin and Edgewood College. Additionally, Aurora University, Benedictine University and Concordia University Chicago had their women's teams recognized.

Of the seven NACC programs, the Concordia Wisconsin women had the highest GPA at 3.54, followed closely by the Edgewood women at 3.52 and the Concordia Chicago women at 3.42.

To be achieve USTFCCCA All-Academic status, teams must have a cumulative team GPA of 3.1 on a 4.0 scale.

All-Academic Individuals

Among USTFCCCA All-Academic Individual selections, Concordia Chicago led the way with four of the NACC's six honorees. Aurora accounted for the other two selections, including the NACC's only male honoree.

Over 1,000 NCAA Division III student-athletes (627 women, 408 men) earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors during the 2017-18 track & field seasons.

To qualify for USTFCCCA All-Academic honors, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative GPA of 3.30 and must have met at least one of the following athletic standards:

  • Competed in an NCAA Indoor or Outdoor Championship
  • Finished the regular season ranked in the national top-50 in an individual event or ranked in the national top-35 in a relay event on the official NCAA Descending Order List.

There were 27 women and 11 men who earned GPAs of 4.0 or better.

2018 USTFCCCA ALL-ACADEMIC TEAMS – NACC honorees

Men's Teams
GPA
Coach
Concordia University Wisconsin
3.23
Russell DeLap
Edgewood College
3.30
Bethany Brewster
-
   
Women's Teams
GPA
Coach
Aurora University
3.15
Brandon Sturman
Benedictine University 3.21 Kevin Paterson
Concordia University Chicago
3.42
Philip Kopinski
Concordia University Wisconsin
3.54
Russell DeLap
Edgewood College
3.52
Bethany Brewster

 

2018 USTFCCCA ALL-ACADEMIC INDIVIDUALS – NACC honorees

Men's Honorees Institution
Eddie Gonzalez Aurora University
Women's Honorees Institution
Hannah Meager Aurora University
Courtney Lofink Concordia University Chicago
Chelsee Wilson Concordia University Chicago
Jessica Wilson Concordia University Chicago
Simone Wilson Concordia University Chicago