Fourteen Earn USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors

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Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics/Andrea Di Trani

NEW YORK - Fourteen members of the Columbia track & field program were named to the 2012 Division I All-Academic Track & Field Team as announced by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 and have met either 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).

The Columbia women and men both earned seven nods this year. Mallory Anderson, Clare Buck, Erin Gillingham, Marvellous Iheukwumere, Emily Lanois, Waverly Neer, and Madeline Rathbun represented the women.

For the men, Connor Claflin, Nicolas Composto, Brendon Fish, John Gregorek, Byron Jones, Harrison McFann, and Michael Murphy hold the honors.

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