NEW ORLEANS – The United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced its 2018 Division III Scholar Teams as well as its Scholar Athletes on Thursday. The Salisbury University men's and women's cross country programs were honored, while each team also had one individual recognized.
Individually, senior Conner Masteran and junior Ashley Mazer were recognized for their strong academic performances. Masteran was one of 300 men recognized by the USTFCCCA for work in the classroom while Mazer was one of 382 women to earn recognition.
In order to qualify for this honor, student-athletes must have a cumulative GPA of 3.30 and finish in the top 25 percent of their respective regional championship meet.
Masteran is a chemistry major, who placed 44th at the NCAA Mideast Regional Meet in November. Mazer is a business major, she placed 25th at the regional meet.
This is the third-straight year that both teams were recognized by the USTFCCCA for their academic excellence. The men's team posted a team GPA of 3.14 while the women's program posted a 3.67 GPA.
For a team to be considered for this distinction, it must have competed at and compiled a team score at an NCAA Regional meet and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.10 on a 4.0 scale.
Overall, 393 teams were recognized by the USTFCCCA for their academic excellence.
To see the list of Division III Scholar Teams in its entirety, click here.
To see the list of Division III Scholar Athletes in its entirety, click here.