July 30, 2012
LOGAN, Utah - Utah State men and women's track & field teams, along with nine individual student-athletes earned U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) 2012 Division I all-Academic Track & Field team accolades. Five Aggie men and four USU women earned the individual honors.
Utah State and Idaho led the Western Athletic Conference with nine individual honors each, while Nevada garnered five accolades. Fresno State and Hawai'i each had three collect the award while New Mexico State was represented with one. Two other WAC men's teams and five women's teams from the league joined USU in receiving the honors as a team, including Fresno State and Idaho on the men's side as well as Fresno State, Hawai'i, Idaho, Nevada and New Mexico State for the women. The Utah State women finished the school year with a 3.43 cumulative GPA, while the USU men had a 3.15.
Earning the individual honors for the Aggie men were seniors Daniel Howell and Philip Noble, along with junior Silas Pimentel and freshmen Nic Bowens and Devin Wright. For the USU women, seniors Katelyn Heiner and Lindsey Spencer, along with junior Bailee Whitworth and freshman Rachel Orr received the accolades.
To qualify for the honor as an individual, 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). To qualify as a team you must have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or better.
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