Eight members of Utah State's men's and women's track & field programs were recently honored by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) for their performance by athletically and academically during the 2021 season.
Combining their accomplishments both in the classroom and on the field of competition during the recently completed academic year, these eight Aggies were part of a group of 850 men and more than 1,100 women who were named all-academic athletes in NCAA Division I track & field.
Additionally, all-academic team honors for the 2021 NCAA Division I indoor and outdoor track & field seasons were announced by the USTFCCCA. Both of Utah State's men's and women's programs were recognized. Under head coach Matt Ingebritsen, the Aggie men and women both posted a 3.59 GPA.
The four Aggies honored on the men's side included seniors Kyle Brost and Christian Sonnenberg, junior Caleb Garnica and sophomore Camren Todd. On the women's side, graduate Audrey Garrett, along with seniors Maia Garren, Katie Haviland and Michala Zilkey, were recognized.
To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track & Field Team, a student-athlete must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25, completed at least two semesters or three quarters at the nominating institution and have met at least one of the athletic qualifying standards:
For the indoor season: must have finished the season ranked in the top 96 in any championship individual event, or in the top 48 in any championship relay event, for the most recent indoor season, certifiable by their place on final season performance lists on TFRRS for indoor track & field (including performances achieved outside the qualifying window during the indoor season).
For the outdoor season: must have participated in any round of the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships (the Preliminary Championship Competition and/or the Final Championship Competition) or for the multi-events, must have finished the season ranked in the top 48 in the East or top 48 in the West for the most recent outdoor season, certifiable by their place on the NCAA Division I descending order lists on TFRRS for outdoor track and field.