Utah State Track & Field Teams Earn All-Academic Honors
Friday, Jul. 26, 2013
Utah State University's men and women's track and field teams both earned U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) 2013 Division I All-Academic Track & Field team accolades. The honors were announced July 24.
As a team, Utah State's women's program had a 3.38 cumulative grade point average, while the men's program had a cumulative grade point average of 3.27 for the 2012-13 academic year.
McKenna, a junior from Farmington, Idaho, has a cumulative 3.97 grade point average majoring in music and was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District VIII first-team. Williams, a sophomore from Enterprise, Utah, has a cumulative 4.00 grade point average majoring in human movement science and was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District VIII second-team.
During the 2012-13 academic year, McKenna earned first-team all-WAC honors after finishing second at the 2012 WAC Cross Country Championships, second in the 5,000m at the 2013 WAC Indoor Championships, and second in the 5,000m and 10,000m at the 2013 WAC Outdoor Championships. Overall, McKenna has earned first-team all-WAC honors a total of six times in his career and second-team all-WAC honors five times. He is also a seven-time academic all-WAC honoree. McKenna concluded his junior season by placing 29th in the 10,000m at the first round of the 2013 NCAA Outdoor Championships.
Williams earned second-team all-WAC honors during the 2012-13 academic year after placing sixth in the high jump at the 2013 Outdoor Championships. She also earned first-team all-WAC honors after winning the high jump at the 2012 Outdoor. Williams concluded her sophomore season by placing 32nd in the high jump at the first round of the 2013 NCAA Outdoor Championships.
To qualify for the honor as an individual, the student athlete must compile a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 and have meet one of two athletic standards. For the indoor season, a student-athlete must finish 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 participate in any round of the NCAA Division I Championships (including preliminary rounds).
To qualify as a team it must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better.