Aug. 2, 2010
Eight track and field athletes have earned U.S Track & Field/Cross Country Coaches Asssociation All-Academic honors for their success on the track and in the classroom. The Bruins had five men and three women earn honors for the 2010 outdoor season.
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 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.
A record total of 357 male student-athletes representing 118 institutions compose the group. Stanford led all squads with 12 earning All-Academic status. Minnesota and BYU followed with 10 mentions. The Pac-10 led the conference order with 45 with the Big Ten coming next at 37.
For the women, a record total of 557 student-athletes representing 152 institutions compose the group. Nebraska led all schools for the second-straight year with 18 honorees while BYU was next in the order with 15 on the list. The Big Ten notched the conference lead with 65 All-Academic nods while the Big 12 was edged out with 64.