Sixteen awarded All-Academic honors

(Photo by BYU Photo/Jonathan Hardy)

NEW ORLEANS- Sixteen members of the BYU men’s track & field team were awarded with All-Academic honors by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) for the 2013 season.

A total of 448 men from 149 institutions earned All-Academic honors for their combined efforts in competition and in the classroom. For the second consecutive season, BYU topped the list with 16 honorees.

To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team, the student-athlete must have maintained the following academic and athletic standards:

  • Compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.25
  • Finished the regular season ranked in the national top 96 in an individual event (indoor)
  • Ranked in the national top 48 in a relay event (indoor)
  • Participated in any round of the NCAA Division I Championships, including preliminary rounds (outdoor)

The Cougars also received the distinction as a Division I All-Academic team with a team GPA of 3.02. To qualify, the team must maintain a combined GPA of 3.00 or higher. A total of 111 teams were awarded All-Academic team honors. 

All-Academic Honorees
Name GPA, Major
Kyle Baker 3.32, Exercise Science
Braydon Bringhurst 3.62, Media Arts Studies
Daniel Carney 3.81, Open
Curtis Carr 3.33, Economics
Taylor Farnsworth 3.39, Exercise Science
Steve Flint 3.78, Actuarial Science
Tommy Gruenewald 3.54, Family Life
Erik Harris 3.81, Open
Cade Lindahl 3.63, Professional Accountancy
Conner Peloquin 3.64, Pre-management
Sam Rockwood 3.70, History
Tylor Thatcher 3.32, Chemical Engineering
James Tracy 3.58, Exercise Science
Ryan Waite 3.46, Communications
Jared Ward 3.34, Statistics
Jason Witt 3.36, Statistics