226 individuals receive All-Academic status for the track & field seasons
NEW ORLEANS -- The United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced the men's 2012 Division III All-Academic Track & Field team. A total of 226 student-athletes representing 84 institutions compose the group. For the second-straight year, Haverford, with 12 named to the All-Academic Team, leads all teams in the country in the category. UW-La Crosse (10), North Central (Ill.) (9), UW-Eau Claire (8), St. Thomas (Minn.) (8), Augustana (Ill.) (8), and MIT (8) followed.
The three Eph men, all seniors, named to the team include captain Rusty Cowher, Richard Fusco and Anthony Raduazo. Each of the three Ephs had previously earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors with Cowher and Fusco earning honors the last three years, while Raduazo is being honored for the second time.
To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 and have met either of the following athletic standards: a student-athlete must have competed in an NCAA Indoor or Outdoor Championship or finished the regular season ranked in the national top 35 in an individual event or ranked in the national top 25 (collective listing) in a relay event on the official NCAA POP list provided by TFRRS.org.
In terms of conferences, the WIAC had the most named to the group with 41. The NESCAC (22) and CCIW (21) finished among the top-three leagues.