New Orleans, La. - July 24, 2019 - The Springfield College men's and women's track and field teams have been recognized for their hard work in the classroom, as they were honored as a United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division III All-Academic Team, announced late last week. Additionally, ten student-athletes were recognized individually, earning All-Academic honors for their dedication to academics as well as athletics.
For a team to be considered for this distinction, it must have produced a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.10 on a 4.0 scale.
The mens' track and field program posted a cumulative grade-point average of 3.21, as the Pride was one of 113 Division III men's track and field programs recognized. The Pride's 3.21 GPA is an improvement from 3.12 during the 2017-18 academic year. Representing the men's track and field program individually was Tyler Hansen (Shelton, Conn.), Jack Pinho (Prospect, Conn.), Damian Mackay-Morgan (Simsbury, Conn.) and Evan Tryon (New London, Conn.).
One of 184 Division III women's track and field programs to earn All-Academic team honors, Springfield College registered a cumulative grade-point average of 3.65, which was an improvement from a 3.18 GPA during the 2017-18 academic year. The Pride's cumulative GPA of 3.65 was ranked No. 9 among all Division III women's track and field programs. Recognized individually from the women's team was Chloe Dewhurst (Lancaster, Mass.), Mia Facchini (Chicopee, Mass.), Caroline Hitchcock (Agawam, Mass.), Sam Liberty (Pascoag, R.I.), Kristen Madeia (Berlin, Conn.) and Carley Moyher (Killingworth, Conn.).
To qualify for USTFCCCA All-Academic honors, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative GPA of 3.30 and must have competed in an NCAA Indoor or Outdoor Championship, or finished the regular season ranked in the national top-50 in an individual event or ranked in the national top-35 in a relay event on the official NCAA Descending Order List.
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