NORTH CANTON, Ohio - The United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced their All-Academic athletes and teams for the 2018-19 academic year for track and field on Monday (July 22). 130 teams and 448 student-athletes were named from NCAA Division II on the women's side.
Walsh had seven individual representatives along with being named an All-Academic Team for the sixth straight year. The Cavaliers finished the year with a 3.59 GPA, the sixth highest in Division II. The team GPA was the highest in the six-year period of being All-Academic for Division II.
"As a coaching staff, we could not be more proud of what our track & field student-athletes are doing in the classroom," said head coach Rob Mizicko. "It is so exciting to see both our men and women finish with such a high national GPA ranking. Our academic success is as important as our athletic success, and when we see these kinds of results in the classroom, it proves that Walsh Track & Field is so much more than just a competitive track and field team on meet day."
The following seven, listed with major, all earned All-Academic Individual honors from the women's team. No team in the G-MAC had more All-Academic honors than Walsh or a higher GPA.
Ndidiamaka Anaraodo: Nursing
Bre Bakan: Management
Brianna Coy: Education
Andra Lehotay: Government & Foreign Affairs
Alexa Leppelmeier: Education
Jetaiya Smith: Psychology
Malia Turley: Accounting
Smith was named All-Academic for the fourth time while Lehotay achieved her third honor in track and field. Coy and Turley were winners for the second time in their careers.
To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic award, student-athletes must have compiled a cumulative GPA of 3.25 and have reached a provisional or automatic qualifying standard for the NCAA Championships in either the indoor or outdoor season.