Jenessa Mann | Posted: 8 Aug 2016 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

31 track and field athletes rewarded USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors

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Provo, UTAH— The BYU men’s track and field team had the most U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic honorees for the 2015-16 season with 17 athletes honored. The women’s team didn’t trail far behind with a total of 14 athletes rewarded the honors.

In order to receive a USTFCCCA All-Academic honor, student-athletes must have reached a 3.25 GPA or higher. The student-athlete also had to meet one of two of the following requirements:

  • 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
  • For the outdoor season, a student-athlete must have participated in any round of the NCAA Division I Championships (including preliminary rounds).

For a complete list of athletes honored visit

2015-16 USTFCCCA BYU Men's All-Academic Honorees 
Student-Athlete GPA Year Event(s) Hometown/Last School
Michael Abbott 3.31 Junior 60m/200m Monroe, UT/South Sevier HS
Marcus Dickson 3.25 Sophomore  Distance  Buckley, WA/White River HS
Connor Ross 3.62  Freshman  Mid-Distance  Reno, NV/McQueen HS
Aaron Fletcher 3.25  Senior  Distance  Anchorage, AK/South Anchorage HS
Tyler Crofts 3.52  Sophomore  Distance  Ammon, ID/Hillcrest HS
Dillon Goodman 3.53 Senior 60mH/200m Pima, AZ/Central Arizona College
Mark Carlson 3.94 Senior 400m Austin, TX/McNeil HS
Max Scheible 3.46 Sophomore 400m/60mH Germany/Lise Meitner Gymnasium
Shaquille Walker 3.62 Junior 800m/4x400m Richmond Hill, GA/Richmond Hill HS
Chase Horrocks 3.27 Junior Mile Vancouver, WA/Skyview HS
Zachary Blackham 3.66 Junior High Jump Orem, UT/Orem HS
Clayton Young   Freshman  Distance  Draper, UT/American Fork HS
Derek Lord 3.86  Freshman  100m/200m Salt Lake City, UT/Woods Cross HS
Drew Tingey 3.45  Senior  Jumps Idaho Falls, ID/Idaho Falls HS
Jefferson Jarvis 3.47 Sophomore  Throws  Grants Pass, OR/Hidden Valley HS
Craig Merkley 3.38 Senior  Throws  Rancho Cucamonga, CA/UC Santa Barbara
Kraymer Eppich 3.67 Sophomore  Throws  Eltopia, WA/Connell HS
2015-16 USTFCCCA BYU Women's All-Academic Honorees 
Student-Athlete GPA Year Event(s) Hometown/Last School
Kensey Berry 3.37 Senior Hurdles/Sprints Lucas, TX/Lovejoy HS
Madelyn Brooks 3.76 Sophomore Distance Mesa, AZ/Mountain View HS
Natalie Shields-Connolly 3.85 Junior Distance Salt Lake City, UT/East HS
Sierra Hansen 3.40 Junior Pole Vault Dana Point, CA/Dana Hills HS
Lauren Ellsworth  3.65 Freshman  800m Gilbert, AZ/Highland HS
Alyssa Monteverde-Dalton 3.29 Senior Hurdles Fresno, CA/University of Oregon
Erin Merkley 3.51 Senior Heptathlon Olathe, KS/Olathe South HS
Nicole Naatjes 3.83 Sophomore Pole Vault Lakeville, MN/Lakeville North HS
Kaylee Packham 3.97 Senior Hurdles/Sprints Fort Collins, CO/Loveland HS
Kristi Rush 3.84 Junior Distance Gilbert, AZ/Highland HS
Ashleigh Warner 3.79 Sophomore Distance Orem, UT/Mountain View HS
Lauren Shubin 3.75 Freshman  Mile Alpine, UT/Lone Peak HS
Andrea Stapleton 3.54 Freshman  High Jump Kennewick, WA/Kamiakin HS
Madison Pachner 3.75 Junior Discus  Hollywood, MD/Leonardtown HS

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