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15 Cougars Named All-Academic


NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) named 15 athletes from BYU’s 2013-14 men’s track and field team All-Academic on Tuesday.

BYU received the second most All-Academic honors of any men’s Division I team in the nation, with only one less honoree than Nebraska. BYU led the nation in All-Academic honorees in both the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons. BYU’s honorees are (in order of GPA) Mark Carlson, Zachary Blackham, Sam Rockwood, Braydon Bringhurst, Tommy Gruenewald, James Tracy, Conner Peloquin, Jonathan Nelson, Kyle Baker, Alex Ashworth, Curtis Carr, Tylor Thatcher, Jason Witt, Jared Ward and Aaron Fletcher.

All-Academic selections are based on academic success and athletic performance. In order to qualify, athletes must have compiled a cumulative GPA of 3.25 in the 2013-14 academic year, and must have been ranked in the national top 96 in any individual indoor event, or participated in any round of the Division I Championships in the outdoor season.

Mark Carlson3.92Advertising
Zachary Blackham3.70Pre-Industrial Design
Sam Rockwood3.68Strategy
Braydon Bringhurst3.66Film
Tommy Gruenewald3.62Family Studies
James Tracy3.62Exercise Science
Conner Peloquin3.56Marketing Management
Jonathan Nelson3.55Statistics
Kyle Baker3.41Exercise Science
Alex Ashworth3.39Neuroscience
Curtis Carr3.36Economics
Tylor Thatcher3.36Chemical Engineering
Jason Witt3.32Actuarial Science
Jared Ward3.28Statistical Science
Aaron Fletcher3.25Economics

A complete list of All-Academic honorees can be found here.