July 29, 2013
Cullowhee, N.C. - -Junior middle distance runner Jocelyn Keen and freshman sprinter Tayla Carter have been recognized by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) as All-Academic selections. The Catamounts women's track and field team was also honored as an USTFCCCA All-Academic Team.
To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 and have met either of the following athletic standards: for the indoor season, a student-athlete must have finished the regular season ranked in the national top 96 in an individual event or ranked in the national top 48 (collective listing) in a relay event on the official NCAA POP list provided by TFRRS.org; for the outdoor season, a student-athlete must have participated in any round of the NCAA Division I Championships (including preliminary rounds).
Keen, who carries a 3.26 GPA as a social work major, finished listed 50th on the NCAA Outdoor Qualifying list with a time of 2:06.46 in the 800m from the Wolfpack Last Chance Meet.
Carter, who has a 3.50 GPA as an elementary education major, ended the 2013 outdoor campaign listed 96th on the NCAA Outdoor Qualifying list in the 100m with a time of 11.52 from the Georgia Relays/UGA Alumni Meet. She was also 82nd in the 200m with a time of 23.70 from the 2013 Aggie Last Chance Meet.
They were two of five student-athletes from the Southern Conference honored. Appalachian State also had two student-athletes, and Elon had one student-athlete on the list.
As a team, the Catamounts women's track and field team earned USTFCCCA honors with a team GPA of 3.06.
WCU was one of 187 women's teams to be recognized for their athletic and academic achievements. Five other SoCon schools earned a cumulative GPA of over a 3.00 to earn a spot on the list.