DURHAM, N.C. – A conference leading 21 Blue Devils were named to the 2013 Division I USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team as announced by the organization Wednesday evening. The women’s team led the nation with 14 of its athletes being tabbed for the squad while seven of the men garnered the honor.
On the women’s side, Blue Devils Cydney Ross, Juliet Bottorff and Erica Brand are three-time honorees while Megan Deakins, Karli Johonnot and Carolyn Baskir have earned their second citations. Senior Emily Mattoon, juniors Gabby Levac and Miray Seward, sophomore Lauren Hansson and Aleixis Roper, redshirt freshman Kelsey Lakowske and freshman Anima Banks round out the Blue Devil contingent.
Redshirt junior Curtis Beach has been tabbed to the academic squad for the third year in a row while senior Mike Moverman and juniors Justin Amezquita, Tanner Anderson and Brian Atkinson earned the honor for the second time in their careers. Redshirt senior James Kostelnik and freshman Tommy Meister are first-time honorees.
To qualify, a student-athlete must maintain a 3.25 grade point average and either be ranked nationally during the indoor season or participate in any round of the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
In addition to the individual honors, both the men’s and women’s squads ranked among the top 10 teams to earn All-Academic honors for posting cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. The men’s team ranked sixth overall with a team GPA of 3.401 while the women’s team ranked eighth overall with a cumulative GPA of 3.525.