Aug. 5, 2010
• USTFCCCA All-Academic - Division I Women's Teams
MADISON, Wis. -- Having already seen six student-athletes earn individual All-Academic honors last month, the Wisconsin women's track and field program earned yet another academic laurel Wednesday by being named an All-Academic Team by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
Wisconsin received the All-Academic Team award by virtue of the Badgers' 3.19 cumulative grade-point average after the conclusion of the spring term.
Programs are eligible for All-Academic Team recognition if their student-athletes' collective GPA ranks at 3.00 or higher.
"As a coaching staff, we take a lot of pride in our student-athletes earning awards for their work in the classroom," UW head coach Jim Stintzi said. "This honor is especially exciting because it is one our entire team has a stake in."
The Badgers were one of eight Big Ten Conference teams to earn the All-Academic Team distinction, with a total of 151 institutions receiving the award nationwide.
Last month, the Badgers saw Caitlin Comfort, Chavon Robinson, Megan Seidl, Jenna Severson, Jenny Soceka and Egle Staisiunaite earn individual All-Academic honors from the USTFCCCA.
Of those, Robinson, Seidl, Soceka and Staisiunaite each earned All-Academic honors for the third time in their careers.