August 16, 2011

Eastern Track and Field Teams Receive All-Academic Awards

Both men’s and women’s teams and seven individuals are honored by USTFCCCA

The Eastern Washington University men’s and women’s track and field teams, as well as seven individual Eagles, were recognized on the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Track and Field Team. Five other institutions and 37 other individuals from the Big Sky Conference were also honored.

Jordan Arakawa (Olympia, Wash. / Capital HS ’10), Kyle King (Coupeville, Wash. / Coupeville HS '08), Brad Wall (Vancouver, Wash. / Evergreen-Vancouver '08 ) and Kurt Williams (Snohomish, Wash. / Snohomish HS '06 / CC of Spokane ) met the requirements for the men, while Krystal Deyo (Castle Rock, Wash. / Castle Rock HS '06), Olivia Midles (Olympia, Wash. / Capital HS ’10) and Emma Murillo (Kennewick, Wash. / Southridge HS ’10) also made the cut for the women based on their efforts both inside and outside of the classroom.

To earn team honors, the institution must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or better. Eastern’s men’s and women’s team accumulated an overall GPA of 3.05 and 3.26, respectively.

To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative GPA of 3.25 and have met either the following athletic standards: for the indoor season, a student-athlete must have finished the regular season ranked in the national top 96 in an individual event or ranked in the national top 48 (collective listing) in a relay event on the official NCAA Proof of Performance list provided by TFRRS.org; for the outdoor season, a student-athlete must have participated in any round of the NCAA Division I Championships (including preliminary rounds).

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