Women of Utah Garner Academic Honors from USTFCCCA
NEW ORLEANS – The Utah track & field team garnered USTFCCCA All-Academic Team honors on Wednesday for the eight-consecutive season while 10 student-athletes earned individual all-academic selections.
The 10 student-athletes is most by Utah in any season since 2007 and most since seeing eight get honored in 2021. The Women of Utah program was also 1-of-6 from the Pac-12 to have double-digit individual honorees. As a team, Utah posted a team GPA of 3.56 – which was second only to Washington's 3.62 cumulative team GPA on the women's side.
Keelah Barger, Skyler Blair, Josefine Eriksen, Brooke Manson, Lauren O'Banion, Simone Plourde, Emily Venters, Bella Williams, Cara Woolnough and Jasie York compiled Utah's list of individual that garnered all-academic honors. Manson leads the pack with her fourth academic selection while it being the third time for Blair, Venters and Williams. O'Banion and Woolnough round it out with their second time earning the award with Barger, Eriksen, Plourde and York earning the accolade for the first time.
Criterion for the award are as follows.
- Minimum CUMULATIVE grade point average of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale, including the most recent grading period, certifiable by either NCAA Faculty Rep or NCAA Compliance Coordinator or Registrar's Office. Institutions utilizing a different GPA scale must convert the GPA to a 4.0 scale using the standard conversion method [GPA/Scale x 4.0].
- Must have completed at least two (2) semesters or three (3) quarters at the nominating institution.
- Athletic criteria for the award:
- For the indoor season: must have finished the season ranked in the top 96 in any championship individual event, or in the top 48 in any championship relay event, for the most recent indoor season, certifiable by their place on final season performance lists on TFRRS for Indoor Track and Field (including performances achieved outside the qualifying window during the indoor season).
- For the outdoor season: must have participated in any round of the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships (the Preliminary Championship Competition and/or the Final Championship Competition) or for the multi-events, must have finished the season ranked in the top 48 in the East or top 48 in the West for the most recent outdoor season, certifiable by their place on the NCAA Division I
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