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Wednesday July 24, 2013Florida Men Named USTFCCCA Scholar Team of the Year

Gainesville, Fla.

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The University of Florida men’s track & field team was named the Scholar Team of the Year in Division I for the 2013 indoor and outdoor seasons by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The Gators earned the distinction as a result of being the highest-placing team with at least a 3.00-cumulative GPA at the most recent NCAA indoor and outdoor championship, respectively.

 

Finishing the 2012-13 campaign with a cumulative 3.016 team GPA, the Gators swept the indoor and outdoor Scholar Team of the Year honors in 2013 with runner-up and co-champion finishes at the NCAA Division I Indoor and Outdoor Championships, respectively. Florida also accomplished this feat during the 2011-12 academic year when it won both the indoor and outdoor team titles. The Gators are the first men’s squad to claim two straight Scholar Team of the Year awards.

 

The Gator women were also honored with All-Academic distinction as a squad for the third straight year, turning in a cumulative team GPA of 3.14. Individually, 11 Gators earned All-Academic individual accolades, seven on the women’s side and four for the men.

 

A total of 711 women from 187 institutions and 448 men from 149 institutions earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors for their combined efforts in competition and in the classroom. 187 women’s programs and 111 men’s squads earned team distinction as well.

 

The Gator women were one of 10 SEC teams to earn All-Academic distinction and the men were one of five. The University of Florida was one of five Southeastern Conference institutions to receive All-Academic nods for both men’s and women’s programs, along with Auburn, Alabama, Mizzou and South Carolina.

 

For all of the latest information on Florida track and field, log on to www.GatorZone.com/trackfield or, for up-to-the-minute updates, follow the team’s Twitter account @GZTrackField or www.twitter.com/GZTrackField. You can also find the Gators on Facebook.

 

2013 USTFCCCA ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM – INDIVIDUAL

WOMEN

Name

GPA

Major

Jayla Bostic

3.31

Health Science–Pre-professional

Taylor Burke

3.44

Telecommunication–News

Kaitlin Davis

3.72

Microbiology

Shelby Hayes

3.86

Combined Degree in Health Education and Behavior

Kyra Jefferson

3.70

Social & Behavioral Sciences

Stephanie Strasser

3.64

Double Major in Political Science & Telecommunication-News

Agata Strausa*

3.95

Art History

MEN

Name

GPA

Major

David Levin

3.54

Exercise Physiology

Moriel Pitt

3.44

Social and Behavioral Sciences

David Triassi*

3.83

Master’s Degree–Entrepreneurship

Antwan Wright#

3.53

Sport Management

* 2013 SEC Champion

# 2013 NCAA Champion

 

2013 USTFCCCA ALL-ACADEMIC TEAMS – SEC SQUADS

Women’s Team

GPA

Men’s Team

GPA

Auburn University

3.06

Auburn University

3.06

University of Alabama

3.50

University of Alabama

3.10

University of Arkansas#

3.28

University of Florida#

3.02

University of Florida

3.14

University of Missouri

3.10

University of Georgia

3.15

University of South Carolina

3.17

University of Kentucky

3.20

University of Missouri

3.49

University of South Carolina

3.48

University of Tennessee

3.20

Vanderbilt University

3.32

# Scholar Team of the Year

 

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