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14 Cougars Recognized as USTFCCCA All-Academic

Jul 13, 2022

NEW ORLEANS – The Washington State University women's and men's track and field programs had 14 student-athletes nationally recognized as United States Track & Field/Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic honorees as announced by the organization Wednesday.

From the WSU women's team, Antonia Buschendorf, Jasneet Nijjar, Aislinn Overby, Pia Richards, Anna Rodgers, Peyton Teevens, Elise Unruh-Thomas and Skyler Walton were each honored as USTFCCCA All-Academic. Jacob Englar, Sam Griffith, Colton Johnsen, John Kolb, Jared McAlvey, and Zach Stallings represented the WSU men on the 2021-22 all-academic list.

Both men's and women's programs were also recognized with the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team award as the men's team finished the spring semester with a collective 3.14 cumulative GPA while the women's program combined for an impressive 3.42 cumulative GPA.

USTFCCCA All-Academic honorees were selected based on a combination of both athletic and academic performance standards.

Team selections require a minimum combined cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher for all student-athletes on the teams' indoor or outdoor NCAA squad list.

Individual honorees are required to have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) with at least two completed semesters at the nominating institution. For the indoor season, individuals must also finish in the top 96 of any individual event or top 48 in any relay event, certifiable by their place on final season performance lists on TFRRS for Indoor T&F. For the outdoor season, individuals are required to qualify and compete in any round of the NCAA Championships (NCAA Preliminary Round or NCAA Championships competitions) or for the multi events, must have finished in the Top 48 of the West region, certifiable by their place on final season performance lists on TFRRS for Outdoor T&F. 

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Complete list of WSU USTFCCCA All-Academic Honorees:


Qualifying Event 




Antonia Buschendorf

60m Hurdles 


Magdeburg, Germany 

Jasneet Nijjar 

4X100m Relay 


Surrey, B.C., Canada 

Aislinn Overby 

High Jump 


Bozeman, Mont. 

Pia Richards 



Sammamish, Wash. 

Anna Rodgers 

Long Jump 


Bend, Ore. 

Peyton Teevens 


Elementary Education 

Pullman, Wash. 

Elise Unruh-Thomas 

4X100m Relay 


Eugene, Ore. 

Skyler Walton 

100m Dash 


Spokane, Wash. 


Jacob Englar 

Pole Vault 


Nampa, Idaho 

Sam Griffith 


International Business - Marketing 

Issaquah, Wash. 

Colton Johnsen 



Bellingham, Wash. 

John Kolb 


Sports Management 

Louisville, Ky. 

Jared McAlvey

400m Hurdles 


Walla Walla, Wash. 

Zach Stallings 

1500m Run 


Reno, Nev.