Both Harvard men's and women's track and field teams earned USTFCCCA All-Academic Team recognition.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After a historic season for Harvard track and field in 2016-17, the Crimson was honored for its achievements in the classroom this past academic year, as 12 student-athletes were named scholar athletes by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track & Field Team, the student-athletes compiled a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or better, while also participating in an NCAA Championships meet or finishing the season ranked in the top 96 of an individual event in the country.
In addition, both the Harvard men's and women's track and field teams earned all-academic recognition for maintaining a team GPA of at least 3.00.
The men's track and field team had the highest team GPA of any Ivy League institution (3.45), and is among the top-10 teams in the nation in team GPA. Harvard is represented on the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track & Field Team by Will Battershill, Jay Hebert, Brett Henderson, Donagh Mahon, Julian Nunally, and Efe Uwaifo.
The women's track and field team had the second highest team GPA of any Ivy League institution (3.5) and is among the top-30 teams in the nation in team GPA. Simi Fajemisin, Jade Miller, Ngozi Musa, Nikki Okwelogu, Elianna Shwayder, and Lisa Tertsch represented the Crimson on the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track & Field Team.
The Harvard men's and women's programs were two of 360 teams recognized and 752 women and 516 men were named scholar athletes from across the country.