New Orleans, La. - July 30, 2018 - The Springfield College men's and women's track and field teams have been recognized for their hard work in the classroom, as they were honored as United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division III All-Academic Teams, announced late last week. Additionally, seven student-athletes were recognized individually, earning All-Academic honors for their dedication to academics as well as athletics.
For a team to be considered for this distinction, it must have produced a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.10 on a 4.0 scale.
The mens' track and field program posted a cumulative grade-point average of 3.12, as the Pride was one of 106 Division III men's track and field programs recognized. Representing the men's track and field program individually was senior Jack Pinho (Prospect, Conn.), senior Matt Blanchette (Palmer, Mass.) and sophomore Tom Callis (Tolland, Conn.).
One of 185 Division III women's track and field programs to earn All-Academic team honors, Springfield College registered a cumulative grade-point average of 3.18. Recognized individually from the women's team was freshman Caroline Hitchcock (Agawam, Mass.), senior Courtney Luscier (Pittsfield, Mass.), junior Kristen Madeia (Berlin, Conn.) and freshman Taylor Nogiec (Berlin, Conn.).
To qualify for USTFCCCA All-Academic honors, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative GPA of 3.30 and must have competed in an NCAA Indoor or Outdoor Championship, or finished the regular season ranked in the national top-50 in an individual event or ranked in the national top-35 in a relay event on the official NCAA Descending Order List.