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Coyote Athletics, Cross Country Programs Recognized as USTFCCCA All-Academic Teams

By on July 23, 2021 0

NEW ORLEANS — The South Dakota Track and Cross Country programs have been recognized as All-Academic Teams by the United States Track and Cross Country Coaching Association (USTFCCCA). In addition, 25 Coyotes were recognized as All-Academic USTFCCCA individuals.

The Coyote women’s track and field program has a cumulative team average of 3.64, ranking it 22nd nationally. This is the ninth consecutive year that the USD has posted a national top 25 GPA for women. The men’s track and field team has a cumulative team average of 3.29.

Both teams have achieved All-Academic USTFCCCA recognition every year since 2011. To be recognized as an All-Academic USTFCCCA team, a program must have a GPA greater than 3.00.

The South Dakota Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Teams were also recognized as USTFCCCA All-Academic Teams last year. The 3.77 women’s cross-country team GPA placed 15th nationally, the highest for the program since 2016. The men have a team GPA of 3.26.

Twenty-five Coyotes, 14 female and 11 male, also won USTFCCCA All-Academic Track Individual Honors, a prestigious award requiring a student-athlete to have a GPA above 3.25 and meet athletic standards. strict. Student-athletes must compete in any round of the NCAA Outdoor Championships or be nationally ranked in the top 96 in an individual event during the indoor season. Multi-event athletes must place in the top 48 in their region for the outdoor season.

All USTFCCA academics
Zack Anderson, General studies, high jump (o)
Jonna bart, Accounting, 3000 meters steeplechase (o)
Ethan Bray, Master in Kinesiology and Sport Management, pole vault (i), pole vault (o)
Kaleb Ellis, Kinesiology and Sport Management, pole vault (i), pole vault (o)
Helene falda, Master in Kinesiology and Sport Management, pole vault (o)
Marshal Faurot, Business administration, pole vault (i), pole vault (o)
Jaidyn Garrett, Biology, pole vault (o)
Holly Gerberding, Medical biology, pentathlon (i)
Eerik Haamer, Media and journalism, pole vault (i), pole vault (o)
Carly Haring, Medical biology, high jump (i), high jump (o)
Ethan Heitman, Pre-physical therapy, high jump (i), high jump (o)
Callie henrich, Biology, shot put (i)
Gen Hirata, Media and journalism, pole vault (i), pole vault (o)
Dylan kautz, Company, 100 meters (o)
Landon Kemp, Sports Marketing and Media, Pole Vault (i)
Lydia knapp, Medical Laboratory Science, Shot Put (i), Hammer Throw (o)
Kamberlyn Lamer, Master in Kinesiology and Sport Management, heptathlon (o)
Travis Larson, Health sciences, high jump (o)
Deidra Marrison, Health sciences, pole vault (i), pole vault (o)
Hugo morvan, Physics, 60 meters hurdles (i), 110 meters hurdles (o)
Sara reifenrath, Computing, 200 meters (i), 400 meters (i), 200 meters (o), 400 meters (o)
Britton Senior, Kinesiology and Sport Management, 60 meters hurdles (i)
Josephine Starner, Communications, shot put (i), javelin (o)
Jessie Sullivan, Chemistry, Shot Put (i), Shot Put (i), Hammer Throw (o), Discus Throw (o)
Josephine Wright, Sports Marketing and Media, Pole Vault (i)

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