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Men's Academic Honorees Lead Pac-12

Jul 25, 2013

SEATTLE - Both the Husky men's and women's track and field squads were named All-Academic Teams by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association today. Additionally, twelve individual Huskies earned All-Academic honors, six from the men's team and six from the women's.

The six individual All-Academic honors on the men's side is tied with Oregon for the most in the Pac-12. To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team, a student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 and either finish the indoor season ranked in the top 96 nationally in an individual event or in the national top 48 in a relay, or they must have participated in any round of the NCAA Division I Outdoor Championships (including preliminary rounds).

Team honors are based on the overall team cumulative grade point average. The UW women's squad currently holds a 3.17 GPA, while the men own a 3.03 GPA.

Collecting the individual honors for the Husky men were seniors Jimmy Brookman, Dan Sanders, Jeremy Taiwo, and Joe Zimmerman, junior A.J. Maricich, and sophomore Quinn Hale. It's the fourth honor for Taiwo, the third for Brookman and Zimmerman, second for Hale, and the first for Maricich and Sanders.

For the women's team, seniors Christine Babcock and Justine Johnson earned the award, along with juniors Lindsay Flanagan and Kayla Stueckle, and sophomores Eleanor Fulton and Baylee Mires. Johnson's honor is the fourth of her career, Babcock and Stueckle earned No. 3, with Fulton earning her second and Mires her first recognition.