Fourteen Track & Field Student-Athletes Named USTFCCCA All-Academic


GENESEO, N.Y. – Fourteen members of the SUNY Geneseo track & field program were named All-Academic honorees by the U.S. Track & Field/Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), while both the men's and women's teams were named a USTFCCCA All-Academic Team, announced Thursday. 

To qualify for USTFCCCA All-Academic honors, a student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative GPA of 3.30 and either have competed at the NCAA Division III Indoor or Outdoor Championships, or finished the regular season ranked in the top-50 nationally in an individual event. Members of relays ranked in the top 35 also qualified. A total of 627 women and 408 men were recognized. 

 In order to be in contention for Scholar Team of the Year, a program must "finish highly at the respective national championship meet" and have at least a 3.00 cumulative team GPA. 

2018 USTFCCCA Division III All-Academic Team
WOMEN (3.19 cumulative GPA)
Allison Fernandez, 3.40, Biology, Junior
Maddie Hammer, 3.54, Biology, Senior
Shayna Held, 3.31, Accounting, Junior
Kristen Homeyer, 3.61, Poly Science, Senior
Alexa LaPierre, 3.71, Biology, Sophomore
Erin MacDougall, 3.69, Accounting, Junior
Hannah Madden, 3.74, Education, Junior
Brooke Madry, 3.46, Accounting, Junior
Laura Piazza, 3.89, Psychology, Junior
Elise Ramirez, 3.63, Biology, Junior

MEN (3.12 cumulative GPA)
Alexander Burks, 3.40, Biochemistry, Senior
Isaac Garcia-Cassani, 3.35, Physics, Senior
Luke Holtzman, 3.94, Physics/Chemistry, Junior
John Ripa, 3.60, Poly Science, Junior