Stanford Men Named 2007 USTFCCCA Division I All-Academic Indoor and Outdoor Team of the Year
July 10, 2007
The Stanford men's track and field team has been named the 2007 USTFCCCA Division I All-Academic Indoor and Outdoor Team of the Year, the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced today.
The Cardinal finished in eighth place at this year's Division I Indoor National Championships and in tenth place at the most recent Outdoor Championships.
'Stanford is a difficult school academically. To be able to handle that difficulty and far exceed expectations is a true testament to our program. Having the student-athletes nominated for such a high honor shows that they can be great both on and off the track. Whether it is academically or athletically, our coaches strive to make that happen,' said head coach Edrick Floreal.
Stanford placed 11 student-athletes on the Men's All-Academic Track and Field Team released last week and has a cumulative men's team grade-point average of 3.217.
'Stanford has a strong tradition of producing great students, athletically and academically, and when you combine both our athletic rankings and academic rankings it shows the commitment to the program. Not many schools can show that distinction. I am extremely proud of our kids and program,' Floreal added.
In all, there were 34 Division I Men's programs recognized as 2007 All-Academic Track and Field Teams. The Big 12 Conference and Patriot League each had three All-Academic teams to lead all conferences.
Drake University (3.470), Oklahoma State University (3.342) and the University of Portland (3.281) made up the top three teams with the highest overall grade-point averages.
The selection of the All-Academic Indoor and Outdoor Team's of the Year award is based on a combination of athletic and academic achievements. The top honor goes to the team that has the best finish at the Division I Indoor and/or Outdoor National Championships that also holds the highest cumulative GPA.
To be nominated, the team must carry a minimum 3.000 cumulative GPA.