Three Individuals, Both Teams Earn USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors
A trio of individuals as well as both LMU men's and women's track teams were honored Tuesday by the USTFCCCA as the organization released it's All-Academic honors for the 2013 Division I indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.
July 25, 2013
LOS ANGELES - A trio of individuals as well as both LMU men's and women's track teams were honored Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) as the organization released it's All-Academic honors for the 2013 Division I indoor and outdoor track & field seasons. Kevin Joerger, Weston Strum and Sheree Shea earned individual honors while both Lion squads posted GPA's above 3.00 to make the team list.
Juniors Joerger (3.95 GPA, Biochemistry) and Strum (3.62, Accounting) were among 448 men from 149 institutions who earned USTFCCCA All-Academic distinction for their combined efforts in the competition and in the classroom. The due led the Lions this spring, together becoming the first ever Lion men to earn NCAA regional qualification. Both also hold LMU all-time records - Joerger in the 10k and Strum in the 5k.
Shea (3.46, Finance) was one of 710 women from 187 institutions to earn USTFCCCA All-Academic honors. This is the second such honor for Shea who was also named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic team in 2011. This past spring, Shea qualified for both the 5k and 10k at the NCAA West Preliminary Round.
The LMU women's track team accumulated a 3.35 GPA and was one of 187 women's teams honored. The Lion men posted a 3.23 GPA and were among 111 men's teams honored.
To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Individual 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).