Griffin Named To ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Team
Springfield, Mass. - June 5, 2008
- Mike Griffin
of the Springfield College men's track and cross country teams was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors Association of America (CoSIDA).
Griffin picked up 2008 Academic All-America District I First Team honors in the college division.
A native of Scarborough, Maine, Griffin had an outstanding year both academically and athletically at Springfield. He earned All-New England honors in the fall after finishing 8th out of 330 runners, thus qualifying for the NCAA Championships. A two-time NEWMAC All-Academic honoree, he was also named Springfield College's Junior Male Individual Athlete of the Year. He was also selected as an All-New England performer in track, as his time in the 800 meters (1:54.04), is the second-fastest time in school history. Griffin owns a 3.72 GPA while majoring in Physician's Assistant.
Head Coach Ken Klatka
, an associate professor of physical education
at Springfield College, will enter his 38th season as head
coach, and 44th as a coach overall, of the men’s track and field program in 2013-2014. He ranks
among the nation’s most successful coaches, with an
overall record of 447 wins, 156 losses, and two ties for
an impressive .743 winning percentage. In 2011, Klatka was inducted into the Springfield College Athletic Hall of Fame.
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