KINGSTON, R.I. – Rhode Island sophomore Ondrej Honka earned U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic honors for the 2015-16 season, the organization announced.
In order to qualify for the recognition, a student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade-point average of 3.25 or better and have met one 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).
Honka – a native of Opava, Czech Republic –has a 3.97 GPA in Supply Chain Management. During the 2015-16 season, he finished 52nd in the country in the Heptathlon with a score of 5296, converted for track size from 5271 which he set in winning the Atlantic 10 Championship.
Honka also won the A10 indoor championship in the pole vault. He finished tied for 81st in the country in the pole vault with his season best mark came from the BU David Hemery Valentine Invitational, where he cleared 5.10 meter (16' 8.75") on February 13, 2015.
A total of 529 men from 165 institutions around the country earned the USTFCCCA All-Academic recognition.