Six Mountaineers named USTFCCCA All-Academic


By Nick Arthur for WVUsports.com
July 29, 2013 02:37 PM
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – A total of 710 student-athletes from 187 institutions were recognized for earning U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic distinctions for their performances both in the classroom and in competition.

The six West Virginia student-athletes honored were Sarah Anne-Brault, Sydney Cummings, Jordan Hamric, Sarah Martinelli, Aubrey Moskal and Kelly Williams.

Both Williams and Moskal maintained a 4.0 cumulative grade point average, while majoring in journalism and biology, respectively. Hamric and Martinelli maintained a 3.82 and 3.72 GPA, respectively, with each majoring in exercise physiology. Brault held a 3.92 GPA, majoring in finance/economics, and Cummings posted a 3.32 GPA in child development.

In order to qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team, student-athletes must have compiled an overall cumulative GPA of 3.25 and have met one of the athletic standards.

For the outdoor season, a student-athlete must have participated in any round of the NCAA Division I Championships, including the preliminary rounds; 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 in a relay event on the official track & field score reporting website.

Brault, Cummings, Hamric, Martinelli and Moskal all competed in the preliminary round of the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Greensboro, N.C. Hamric qualified for the finals and competed in the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Ore.

Williams finished No. 17 overall in the 1500-meter run of the preliminary round of the NCAA Indoor Championships.

The Big 12 Conference was well represented with 60 of its student-athletes recognized for this distinction.



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