Men's Track and Field Recognized For Academic Success By the USTFCCCA
New Orleans, La. - July 9, 2009
- The Springfield College men's track and field team was recognized for their academic success as it was named a 2009 Division III All-Academic Track and Field Team by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
A total of 51 Division III men’s track and field programs were recognized as 2009 USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Teams. Colorado College recorded the highest overall team GPA with a 3.490, followed by Haverford College, which carried a 3.466 team GPA. Kenyon College recorded the third-highest cumulative GPA with a 3.450 team average.
To be nominated, the team must carry a minimum 3.100 cumulative grade-point average.
The Pride earned the accolade after finishing the year with a cumulative GPA of 3.140. Springfield was one of five schools from the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) to take home the honor. MIT (3.440), WPI (3.310), Babson (3.200) and Wheaton (3.110) also were honored for their success in the classroom.
Head Coach Ken Klatka
Ken Klatka, just inducted into the Springfield College Athletic Hall of Fame in October, 2011, enters his 37th season as head coach of the men’s track and field program in 2012-2013. He ranks among the nation’s most successful coaches, with an overall record of 442 wins, 144 losses, and two ties for an impressive .753 winning percentage. Under his direction, Kevin Coyle '12 won the 2011 Division III Indoor Long Jump National Championship.
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