NEW ORLEANS – On Friday, July 17, the USTFCCCA recognized the individual and team academic awards for the 2014-15 season with the Harvard men's and women's teams earning some of the top marks across the nation. Both teams were honored as Division I All-Academic with the top team GPA in the Ivy League, while 14 females and one male were named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic team.
The indoor and outdoor Ivy League Heptagonal women's team champions finished the season with the seventh-highest GPA in the nation at 3.46. In addition, the women placed 14 student-athletes on the individual All-Academic team, tied with New Mexico for the fourth most in the nation. A complete list of the Harvard honorees can be found at the bottom of this release.
The men's team combined for the fourth-highest GPA in the nation with a 3.57 mark. Thomas Purnell represented the men's team on the individual All-Academic squad.
To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team, a student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 and have met at least one of 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 POP 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).
Harvard USTFCCCA All-Academic Team Honorees
Danielle Barbian – Psychology
Ashley Collinsworth – Psychology
Autumne Franklin - History of Art and Architecture
Sarah Gillespie – Psychology
Madison Hansen – Nuerobiology
Paige Kouba - Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
Jade Miller – Sociology
Jackie Modesett - East Asian Studies
Allison Morrison – Government
Nikki Okwelogu - Human Evolutionary Biology
Thomas Purnell – Economics
Molly Renfer - History of Art and Architecture
Courtney Smith - Undecided
Whitney Thornburg - History of Art and Architecture
Erika Veidis - Government