Track & Field/Cross Country

Roadrunners honored with USTFCCCA Academic Awards

NEW ORLEANS — The UTSA track & field program has been honored with team and individual academic accolades from the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Association (USTFCCCA).
Both the men's and women's squads were named USTFCCCA All-Academic Teams, which requires a cumulative GPA for all student-athletes on the institution's NCAA Squad List for Indoor and/or Outdoor Track and Field of 3.0 or higher. The women posted a 3.36 team GPA and the men boast a 3.28 team GPA.
Additionally, 13 Roadrunners were tabbed USTFCCCA All-Academic Athletes, two more than last year.
On the men's side, Bashiru Abdullahi, Michael Campbell, Joel McFarlane, Jemuel Miller, Dennis Phillips, Mike Roth and Jack Turner were honored. Abdullahi, McFarlane, Miller and Phillips are repeat honorees.
For the women, Oreoluwa Adamson and Ingeborg Gruenwald repeated as recipients and were joined by Acacia Astwood, Sigrid Kleive, Marilis Remmel and Alanah Yukich on the list.
To be named an All-Academic Athlete, one must have met the following criteria:

  1. Athletic criteria for the award can be met in either the indoor season, the outdoor season, or both:
    1. For the indoor season: must have finished the season ranked in the top 96 in any championship individual event, or in the top 48 in any championship relay event, for the most recent indoor season, certifiable by their place on final season performance lists on TFRRS for Indoor Track and Field (including performances achieved outside the qualifying window during the indoor season).
    2. For the outdoor season: must have participated in any round of the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships (the Preliminary Championship Competition and/or the Final Championship Competition) or must have finished the season ranked in the top 48 in the East or top 48 in the West for the most recent outdoor season, certifiable by place on the NCAA Division I descending order list on TFRRS for Outdoor Track and Field.
  2. Must have completed at least two (2) semesters or three (3) quarters at the certifying institution.