31 track and field athletes rewarded USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors
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 TFRRS.org.
- 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 www.ustfccca.org.
|2015-16 USTFCCCA BYU Men's All-Academic Honorees|
|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|
|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|
The USTFCCCA recognized 27 BYU men's track and field athletes with All-Academic honors on July 13.