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Women's track earns team academic honor

<b>Jenna Severson and Egle Staisiunaite each earned individual All-Academic honors this season</b>

Jenna Severson and Egle Staisiunaite each earned individual All-Academic honors this season

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.

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