July 29, 2014
CULLOWHEE, N.C. - Sophomore sprinter Tayla Carter has 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).
Carter, who carries a 3.59 GPA in Health and Physical Education, helped lead the Catamount women's track and field team to a 2014 Southern Conference indoor title winning the 60m. She went on to win the 100m in the 2014 Southern Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships and earned a spot in the NCAA East Prelim Track and Field Meet.
As a team, the Catamounts women's track and field team earned USTFCCCA honors with a team GPA of 3.20 Western Carolina women's track and field were one of 208 women's team's honored.