Nine Hoyas Named USTFCCCA All-Academic; Men and Women Garner Team Honors

Shanique DaSilva

July 29, 2013

WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University track & field program picked up a slew of academic honors last week as the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) released its annual list of all-academic teams and individual student-athletes. Following another successful season on the track, nine student-athletes picked up all-academic honors while both the men's and women's teams were named all-academic.

To earn the distinction as an all-academic team, an institution needs to have a team grade point average of 3.00 and above with 187 teams on the women's side picking up the honor along with 111 teams on the men's side. The women's team posted a team GPA of 3.14 competing in the BIG EAST Conference while the men recorded a 3.18.

To be named an individual all-academic standout by the USTFCCCA, a student-athlete must maintain a GPA of 3.25 or higher and have met either of the following athletic standards:1) for the indoor season, a student-athlete must have finished the regular season ranked in the national top 96 in and individual event or ranked in the national top 46 (collective listing) in a relay event or 2) for the outdoor season, a student-athlete must have participated in any round of the NCAA Division I Championships, including preliminary rounds.

On the men's side, four Hoyas took home the honors with Mark Dennin, Brian King, Bobby Peavey and Andrew Springer all receiving the distinction. Dennin, competing in his final year, finished his graduate work in professional studies with a concentration in journalism. Springer, a physics major, finished the spring season making the finals of both the men's 5,000- and 10,000-meter runs. King and Peavey are finance and art majors, respectively. The Hoyas accounted for four spots among the 448 men from 149 institutions to earn USTFCCCA All-Academic honors.



For the women, 710 student-athletes from 187 institutions were named USTFCCCA All-Acadmic honorees. The Blue & Gray accounted for five with Katrina Coogan, Shanique Dasilva, Emily Jones, Andrea Keklak and Rachel Schneider all receiving the honor.

Coogan, a human science major, capped off an excellent breakout sophomore year with the academic distinction. Andrea Keklak, a transfer product and sociology for the Hoyas proved to be an all-around talent on the track filling in different spots with relays as well as excelling in individual events. Though Schneider did not compete during the outdoor season, her efforts during the spring led to the human science major's academic award. DaSilva made excellent strides this season and joins Jones as the two English majors to earn the academic honor.

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