Track & Field Teams Earn Academic Honors

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Brian Graybill

Aug. 11, 2009

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    COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Both the Mizzou men's and women's track & field teams were recognized as Division I All-Academic teams as announced by the U.S. Track & Field/Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). This marks the 43rd-consecutive season that the women's track & field/cross country program has earned this distinction. The award is presented to track & field programs that have an average grade-point-average above 3.00.

    Mizzou's women's team is the only program in the nation that has earned All-Academic team honors from the USTFCCCA in each season since the inception of the award in 1966. The women compiled an overall team GPA of 3.23 while the men came in just behind at 3.12 during the 2008-09 academic year.

    Ten Tiger student-athletes were also named to the individual All-Academic team. Receiving recognition from the men's team were Nick Adcock (Kansas City, Mo.), Michael Barrows (Flint, Mich.), Tim Cornell (Columbia, Mo.), Brian Graybill (Liberty, Mo.), Brian Hancock (Monroe City, Mo.), Daniel Quigley (St. Louis, Mo.) and John Thies (Cape Girardeau, Mo.). Leslie Farmer (Jefferson City, Mo.), Kaela Rorvig (Columbia, Mo.), and JaNay Woolridge (Jessup, Md.) were the three selections from the women's program.



    The recent honors cap off an impressive academic year for the Tiger track & field program. Graybill earned one of the most-coveted NCAA post-graduate scholarships earlier this year; only 29 of the scholarships that Graybill earned are offered for all NCAA men's spring sports participants. In addition, 29 Mizzou athletes made the Academic All-Big 12 Conference teams this spring.
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