11 CSC TRACK ATHLETES EARN NATIONAL ALL-ACADEMIC HONORS

Posted 1 year ago

By John Axtell

USTFCCCA -1NEW ORLEANS – Eleven Chadron State College student-athletes have been named All-Academic honorees by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

To qualify, a student-athlete must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 and reached a provisional or automatic qualifying standard for the NCAA Division II Championships in either indoor or outdoor seasons.

Earning the honors were 7 members of the CSC men’s team – Gavan Archibald, Barrett Browne, Dean Francis, Alex Graham, Kyle McCarthy, Lanar Newman and Brandon Segelke – and 4 from the women’s team – Mel Herl, Kaelie Jelden, Chelsea Murray and Alyssa Norton.

The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference had 26 selections for the USTFCCCA men’s team, led by Chadron State and Adams State with 7 apiece, and 29 for the women’s team…11 from Adams State.

Western State’s Vegard Olstad (So., Gjovik, Norway) was named the D-II Outdoor Track Men’s Scholar Athlete of the Year.

Chadron State, Colorado School of Mines, and Western State were the only RMAC schools to be named among the 42 USTFCCCA 2013 Division II men’s All-Academic Track & Field team. The distinction requires a cumulative team GPA of 3.00 or higher. CSC’s was 3.07.

All three schools, along with New Mexico Highlands, were also among the 92 recognized as women’s All-Academic teams. The Lady Eagles had a team GPA of 3.21.

Western State was also named as the USTFCCCA NCAA Division II Men’s Outdoor Scholar Team of the Year for the third time since 2007. The award goes to the highest-placing team at the national meet with at least a 3.00 cumulative team GPA. Western State finished 5th and had a 3.12 GPA