NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (EMUEagles.com) – The Eastern Michigan University track team has won All-Academic honors from the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) for the indoor and outdoor track seasons, the organization on Thursday July 22. The two teams, as well as 17 people in total, received an academic distinction.
To earn USTFCCCA All-Academic Team Honors, the cumulative average of all student-athletes on the institution’s NCAA team roster for indoor and / or outdoor athletics must be 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale. The women’s team had a team GPA of 3.53 while the men scored a GPA of 3.37.
In order for an individual to achieve All-Academic USTFCCCA status, student-athletes must have a minimum GPA of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale and achieve specific indoor and outdoor participation scores. For the indoor season, student-athletes must have finished the season in the top 96 in any individual championship event, or in the top 48 in any championship relay event, for the indoor season. the most recent. In addition, student-athletes must also have competed in any round of the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships (the preliminary championship competition and / or the final championship competition) or for the Multiple events, must have finished the season ranked in the top-48 in the East or top-48 in the West for the most recent outdoor season.
On the women’s side, seniors Kadian Clarke (Kingston, Jamaica-Immaculate Conception) and Keypathwa Gibson (Toledo, Ohio-Roy C. Start), juniors Tiffany Cernej Garcia (Ann Arbor, Mich.-Ann Arbor Pioneer), Morgan Iverson (Hoschton, GA-Mill Creek), Lexi seifert (Waterford, PA-Villa Maria Academy), Nina’s neighborhood (Fairfield, Ohio-Fairfield), and Chevonne roller (Redford, Michigan-Divine Child), and second year Alyson davis (Summerfield, NC-Weaver Academy for Performing and Visual Arts) all won individual honors.
Clarke maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.77 as a major in finance while establishing the best programs in the shot put (19.82m), outdoor shot put (14.83m) and hammer throw (58.27 m).
Gibson has produced a cumulative average of 3.67 in the field of sports management. At the Mid-American Outdoor Conference Championships, the Toledo, Ohio native helped the 4×400 relay team to a fourth place in 3: 42.33 on May 8.
Cernej-Garcia recorded a cumulative GPA of 3.46 while studying for a degree in psychology. The product from Ann Arbor, Mich. Won an offer for the NCAA East Preliminary Championships in the 400H after recording a time of 1: 00.32 in the event at the Texas Relays on March 25.
Iverson eclipsed a 3.88 GPA as a major in computer science. At the Mid-American Outdoor Conference Championships, the Hoschton, Ga. Native set a personal best 14.18 in the 100H for third place in the preliminaries on May 7.
Seifert, a biology major with a 3.99 GPA, has made progress this year as a middle distance runner, setting career records in the 800m (2: 14.04) and 1500m (4: 4: 4) races. 29.19).
Ward maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.60 while pursuing a degree in psychology. The Fairfield, Ohio native broke into the EMU record books with a 6.31m long jump at the Spec Towns Invitational on April 9, placing third all-time in the East. from Michigan for the outdoor season.
Wheeler has a cumulative average of 3.89 in exercise science. At the MAC Indoor Championships February 26-27, the junior helped the QN distance relay team (11: 39.15) and the 4×400 relay team (3: 50.90) to place third and respectively fourth.
Davis also has a 3.89 GPA in Exercise Science and has been a big contributor to the team’s sprint squad. In the outdoor league meet, the Summerfield, NC native was second in the 100m in 11.77 and ran the first leg for the winning 4×100 team that crossed the line. ‘arrival in 45.64, May 8.
In addition, the men saw graduate students Taige Bryant (Edmond, Okla.-Edmond Memorial) and Zach Harkey (Huron, Ohio-Huron), Senior Chukwusom Enekwechi (Valley Stream, NY-Jamaica Gateway to the Sciences (Monroe College)), junior Baldvin Magnusson (Akureyri, Iceland-University of Hull), sophomore redshirt Chris Devaney (New Plymouth, New Zealand-New Plymouth) and Andy Payne (Worthington, Ohio-Thomas Worthington), second year Kappa Bedoui (Doha, Qatar-Aspire Academy), freshman redshirt Toby Gualter (Tawa, New Zealand-Tawa College), and first year Kaleb simpson (Bexley, Ohio-St. Charles preparatory).
Bryant maintained a 3.73 GPA as a major in the health administration and became the only eagle of the two teams to achieve All-American status in the indoor and outdoor seasons. The product from Edmond, Oklahoma finished 11th in the shot put at the NCAA Indoor Championships with a 21.13m throw on March 11. Meanwhile, the veteran pitcher has qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships on the hammer and discus throws.
A graduate in Clinical Research Administration, Harkey achieved a GPA of 3.33. The graduate won the discus competition at the MAC Outdoor Championships in the discus throw (54.10m) and was second in the hammer throw (66.51m) on May 7-8.
Enekwechi earned a GPA of 3.34 while pursuing a degree in Exercise Science. The Valley Stream, NY native placed second in the shot put at the MAC Outdoor Championships with a lift of 17.32m on May 7.
Magnusson, an exercise science major with a 3.41 GPA, produced a stellar year for the Eagles. At the MAC Indoor Championships, the Akureyri, Iceland native won the mile (4: 09.23), 3000m (8: 08.49) and the distance medley relay (10: 00.10), from February 26 to 27 . Overall, Magnusson ranks second in EMU history in the 3000m (7: 53.72), third in the 1500m (3: 40.74) and fourth in the 5000m (13: 45.66).
Devaney boasts of a cumulative GPA of 3.99 as a major in finance. The New Zealand product went on to showcase his athleticism at the indoor conference championships, pacing the field in the 5,000m race, crossing the finish line in 14: 17.81. For his efforts, Devaney was named the league’s top track performer.
Payne earned a cumulative GPA of 3.29 in psychology. A strong member of the men’s distance team, the Worthington, Ohio native, placed third in the league’s outdoor championship competition in the 10k race with a time of 29: 46.19, the May 7.
Bedoui recorded a GPA of 3.26 in cyber defense. The second-year pitcher produced a career-record hammer throw of 64.51m at the NCAA East Preliminary Championships, narrowly missing out on qualifying for the NCAA Outdoor Championships on May 26.
Gualter, a sports executive with a cumulative average of 3.60, has had a strong season as a member of the men’s distance team. At the MAC Indoor Championships, the Tawa, New Zealand native placed second in the 5000m (14: 18.80) and third in the 3000m (8: 17.11) on February 26-27.
Simpson achieved a GPA of 3.50 in his first year on campus and made an immediate impact as a sprinter. The freshman was honored as the MAC’s first year track athlete of the year after placing second in the 60m (6.83) and 200m (21.75) events, the February 27.
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GPA of the UEM team:
Women’s team – 3.53
Men’s team – 3.37
Individual EMU Laureates
Kappa Bedoui, Second year, Cyber defense, 3.26
Taige Bryant, Graduate student, Health administration, 3.73
Tiffany Cernej Garcia, Junior, Psychology, 3.46
Kadian Clarke, Senior, Finance, 3.73
Alyson davis, Second year, Exercise science, 3.89
Chris Devaney, Second year redshirt, Finance, 3.99
Chukwusom Enekwechi, Senior, Exercise Science, 3.34
Keypathwa Gibson, Senior, Sports Management, 3.67
Toby Gualter, First year Redshirt, Sports management, 3.60
Zach Harkey, Graduate student, Clinical health administration, 3.33
Morgan Iverson, Junior, IT, 3.88
Baldvin Magnusson, Junior, Exercise Science, 3.41
Andy Payne, Redshirt second year, Psychology, 3.29
Lexi seifert, Junior, Biology, 3.93
Kaleb simpson, Freshman, Business, 3.50
Nina’s neighborhood, Junior, Psychology, 3.60
Chevonne roller, Junior, Exercise Science, 3.89