Men's Track And Field Named National Academic Team Of The Year For The Indoor Season
Aug. 6, 2008
The Stanford men's track and field team was honored on Wednesday as the national All-Academic team of the year for the indoor track season by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Association. The Cardinal finished seventh at the NCAA Indoor Championships while maintaining a 3.160 grade point average. In addition, eight members of the men's track and field team were honored individually as Academic All-American for both the indoor and 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 the NCAA Division I Outdoor regional or national qualifying standard in their respective event.
The eight athletes honored as Academic All-American were Russell Brown, Benjamin Dickens, Garrett Heath, Graeme Hoste, Josh Hustedt, Justin Marpole-Bird, Hari Mix, and Chris Mocko. Each of these athletes was instrumental in Stanford successful season that included the seventh place finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships as well as being named the Academic Team of the Year.
Heath, Hoste, and Hustedt each earned All-America honors at the NCAA Indoor Championships. Heath earned two; finishing fourth in the mile and a member of the distance medley relay team. Hoste earned his after a fourth place finish in the pole vault, while Hustedt earned his after a runner-up finish in the heptathlon.
The USTFCCCA honors Division I individuals for their academic and athletic achievements during the indoor and outdoor track and field seasons.