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Track and Field Honored For Academic Success By USTFCCCA

Women's Track and Field Teams Earn USTFCCCA All-Academic Status Springfield, Mass. – July 25, 2013 – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced the 2013 Division III All-Academic Track & Field Teams and several Springfield College student-athletes were recognized for their academic success.

On the women’s side, a total of 160 teams were recognized and Springfield women's team earned a grade point average of 3.42 to finish in the top 55. All told, the NEWMAC had seven women’s program take home the academic honor as MIT (3.48), Smith (3.44), WPI (3.43), Wellesley (3.40), Babson (3.32), Wheaton (3.16) were all recognized.

Individually, a total of six student-athletes were named to the USTFCCCA 2013 Division III All-Academic Track & Field team. Colleen Brague, Laurie Jenkins, Amanda Martin, Jessica Miller, and Elizabeth Saia earned honors on the women’s side, while John Dayton was selected for the men’s team.

To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 and have met either competed in an NCAA Indoor or Outdoor Championship or finished the regular season ranked in the national top 35 in an individual event or ranked in the national top 25 (collective listing) in a relay event on the official NCAA POP list provided by TFRRS.org.

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Jim Pennington Jim Pennington enters his 30th season as head coach of the Springfield College women’s cross country and track and field teams in 2013-2014. Under Pennington’s direction, the Pride has recorded seven top 20 finishes at the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field Championships, and seven top 15 finishes at the NCAA Cross Country Championships. Read more.

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