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Seven Utah Track & Field Athletes Earn USTFCCCA All-Academic Status

Alyssa Abbott was named to the USTFCCCA's All-Academic Team for the second straight year.

Alyssa Abbott was named to the USTFCCCA's All-Academic Team for the second straight year.

July 25, 2012

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NEW ORLEANS - Alyssa Abbott, Rosalie Griffin, Destanae Howerton-Davis, Susannah Hurst, Stephanie Jolley, Angela Kaplar and Kaitlin Urmston of the University of Utah track & field team were named to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Team, the organization announced Wednesday.

"This group exemplifies what being a student-athlete is all about," Utah head coach Kyle Kepler said. "This is a well-deserved honor. We are proud of them and appreciate the effort they put forth to achieve at such a high level."

Abbott and Kaplar were honored for the second straight year.

To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field 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).

 

 

A total of 676 student-athletes from around the nation were tapped as USTFCCCA All-Academic teams.

The Utah cross country team begins training for the 2012 season on Aug. 14 and its first competition will be Saturday, Sept. 1, at the Utah State Open.

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