Mayci Taylor | Posted: 14 Jul 2023 | Updated: 17 Jul 2023

Eighteen Cougars receive USTFCCCA All-Academic honors

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USTFCCCA All-Academic

NEW ORLEANS – Eighteen BYU women received All-Academic honors as the USTFCCCA released its 2023 track and field academic awards on July 13.  

With 2023 recognition, Claire Seymour and Alena Ellsworth become five-time USTFCCCA All-Academic honorees. Cierra Tidwell-Allphin and Aubrey Frentheway each received their fourth All-Academic honors. Meghan Hunter and Ashton Riner-Lunt received their third nomination, while six Cougars received their second and six received their first.  

The team finished the 2023 season with a cumulative GPA of 3.41.  

The following criteria are used to determine Division I Track & Field All-Academic Athletes: 

  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale.

  • Must have completed at least two (2) semesters or three (3) quarters at the nominating institution. 

  • Athletic criteria for the award: 

    • For the indoor season: must have finished the season ranked in the top 96 in any championship individual event, or in the top 48 in any championship relay event, for the most recent indoor season, certifiable by their place on final season performance lists on TFRRS for Indoor Track and Field (including performances achieved outside the qualifying window during the indoor season).

    • For the outdoor season: must have participated in any round of the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships (the Preliminary Championship Competition and/or the Final Championship Competition) or for the multi-events, must have finished the season ranked in the top 48 in the East or top 48 in the West for the most recent outdoor season, certifiable by their place on the NCAA Division I descending order lists on TFRRS for Outdoor Track and Field. 


The full release for the 2023 NCAA Division I Track and Field All-Academic awards can be found on 

2023 USTFCCCA Women's All-Academic Honorees
Name Major GPA Years Recognized
Marianne Barber Open 3.76 2023
Alena Ellsworth Nursing 3.62 2019, 20, 21, 22, 23
Jacey Farmer Open 3.35 2023
Cailee Faulkner Exercise & Wellness 3.51 2022, 23
Alissa Fielding Exercise & Wellness 3.62 2019, 23
Aubrey Frentheway Mathematics Education 3.62 2020, 21, 22, 23
Maren Garnett Dietetics 3.96 2023
Annalise Hart Advertising 3.82 2022, 23
Meghan Hunter Communication Disorders 3.87 2021, 22, 23
Jenna Hutchins Communication Disorders 3.94 2023
Ashton Riner-Lunt Communication Disorders 3.74 2021, 22, 23
Taylor Rohatinsky Open 3.71 2023
Rebekah Ross Mathematics 3.95 2022, 23
Sadie Sargent Psychology 3.28 2023
Claire Seymour Post-Baccalaureate Studies 3.77 2018, 20, 21, 22, 23
Jessica Thompson Biology 3.99 2022, 23
Cierra Tidwell Allphin Wildlife & Wildlands Conservation 3.86 2020, 21, 22, 23
Allie Warner Family Life 3.99 2022, 23


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