Cougars lead nation with 16 All-Academic Track & Field team members

Cade Lindahl is one of 16 cougars named to the men's Division I All-Academic Track & Field team (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

NEW ORLEANS -- Sixteen cougars were named to the men’s 2012 Division I All-Academic Track & Field team, the most by any school in the country.

The All-Academic team, which was announced by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), is made up of student-athletes who have proven their academic and athletic prowess.

To qualify for the All-Academic team, a student-athlete must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.25. In addition, each student-athlete must have met either of the following athletic standards:

  • Finished the regular season ranked in the national top 96 in an individual event or ranked in the national top 48 in a relay event (Indoor)
  • Participated in any round of the NCAA Division I Championships
Division I All-Academic Honorees
      Name Class
Alden Bahr Senior
Blaine Baker Senior
Kyle Baker Junior
Colby Barber Senior
Miles Batty Senior
Braydon Bringhurst Freshman
Curtis Carr Junior
Jacob Cosby Junior
Steve Flint Sophomore
Dakoda John Sophomore
Keith Keller Sophomore
Cade Lindahl Junior
Rex Shields Junior
Ryan Waite Junior
Shaquille Walker Freshman
Jared Ward Sophomore

In addition to the individual student-athlete honors, the BYU men’s track and field team was one of 85 teams to receive All-Academic team honors from the USTFCCCA. The Cougars also finished the 2011-12 season ranked No. 7 in the final Division I Program of the Year Standings.