High Jumpers and Women's Team Honored by USTFCCCA
July 24, 2013
MILWAUKEE - High jumpers Sarah MacCourtney and Tatyana Pashibin of Marquette University were named to the women's 2013 USTFCCCA Division I All-Academic Track and Field team, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced Wednesday afternoon. The women's team was also honored for a cumulative grade point average of 3.48 during the 2012-13 academic year.
The honor from the USTFCCCA represents collegiate track & field's best in both athletics and academics.
To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team, an individual 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).
A total of 187 institutions earned the distinction as women's 2013 Division I All-Academic Track & Field Teams with a cumulative team GPA of 3.00 or better. The MU women's squad ranks among the top 20 GPAs in all of Division I for the academic year.
Marquette was one of 11 BIG EAST women's squads named as All-Academic, the second-most among all conferences.
Last season Jonathan Kusowski earned individual USTFCCCA All-Academic honors, while the women's track and field squad was also honored.