Rams Earn USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors

Photo Credit: Mike Scott
Photo Credit: Mike Scott

The Rhode Island women's track & field team has been recognized as a U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Team. Juniors Lotte Black and Kristina MacLure also individually earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors.

Each year, the USTFCCCA presents collegiate programs that have excelled in the classroom with the All-Academic Team honor. To be eligible for USTFCCCA All-Academic Team honors, the cumulative grade-point average for all student-athletes on the institution's NCAA Squad List for indoor and/or outdoor must be 3.0 or higher. Rhode Island holds a team GPA of 3.25 for the 2018-19 academic year.

In total, 227 Division I women's track & field programs were recognized for their academic accomplishments. Arkansas was honored as the USTFCCCA's Scholar Team of the Year for both the indoor and outdoor season.

A total of 902 women earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors during the 2018-19 track & field seasons.

To qualify for USTFCCCA All-Academic honors, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative GPA of 3.25 and have met at least 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).

Black, a Kinesiology major, owns a GPA of 3.94. She finished fourth in the nation at the NCAA Championship with a school record time of 4:13.02 in the 1500 meters.

MacLure, also a Kinesiology major, finished 21st in the 400 meter hurdles at the NCAA East Preliminary round with a school record time of 58.99 seconds. She holds a cumulative GPA of 3.61.

This is the first career USTFCCCA post season honor for both individuals.