CWRU Track & Field Claims USTFCCCA Academic Honors

CWRU Track & Field Claims USTFCCCA Academic Honors

The Case Western Reserve University men's and women's track and field teams were recognized as All-Academic Teams by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), while three members of the team – senior Kristen Ruckstuhl, freshman Olivia Newman and sophomore Grant Mlack – each claimed individual All-Academic honors.

The Case Western Reserve men had a team cumulative grade point average of 3.45, the 12th-highest among each of the teams recognized, while the women's team's GPA of 3.55 was the 17th-best among the programs receiving All-Academic status.

In order to receive All-Academic team honors, the program must have a minimum 3.10 team cumulative grade point average.  A total of 112 men's teams and 175 women's teams across Division III were recognized with the honor.

Individual All-Academic honorees must be ranked in the top-35 in the nation in an event, while also maintain a GPA of at least 3.3.  All three of the Spartans' honorees fulfilled the athletic requirement during the outdoor season, with Ruckstuhl ranking 25th in Division III in the 10,000-meter run (36:25.66), Newman ranking 33rd in the 400-meter hurdles (1:03.18), and Mlack ranking 30th in the 400-meter hurdles (53.85 seconds).