NEW ORLEANS – The United States Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association released the 2019 USTFCCCA NCAA Division III Track & Field Academic Team and Individual Awards on Monday afternoon and head coach Jim Jones and the Salisbury University women's track & field program were recognized for their efforts in the classroom both as a program and as individuals as well.
The women's track & field team was recognized as it achieved a team grade-point average 3.33 to earn a spot among the list of programs that were recognized for their tremendous accomplishments on the track and in the classroom.
Individually Michael Van Gieson, a psychology major, was recognized on the men's side having earned a cumulative grade-point average of 3.30 or better. He was one 462 student-athletes be recognized by the organization for their hard work both and off the track.
On the women's side the maroon and gold were represented by Glory Ebinama and Alicia Meier. Ebinama, a business major, and Meier, an exercise science major, both posted GPA's of 3.30 or better and are two of 631 women to be honored.
To be recognized as a program, the team must finish highly at the respective national championship meet and have at least a cumulative GPA of 3.00. Overall, 297 program were honored by the USTFCCCA with 184 of those teams being women's programs and 113 being men's.
Meanwhile, individually the student-athlete must achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.30 and have competed in an NCAA Indoor or Outdoor Championship or have finished the regular season ranked in the national top-50 in an individual event or ranked in the top-35 of a relay event nationally.
To view the list of teams in their entirety, click here.
To view the list of men honorees, click here.
To view the list of women honorees, click here.