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Tuesday, July 10, 2007


MEDFORD -- The Tufts University men's track & field team has been named the 2007 Division III USTFCCCA Men's All-Academic Indoor Team of the Year, the U.S. Track & Field Coaches Association announced recently.

Tufts University finished seventh at the Division III Indoor Championships and carries a cumulative 3.330 team grade-point average. Tufts placed six student-athletes on the USTFCCCA Men's All-Academic team, which was also released last week.

"This year we had a great combination of talent, youth, and experience," Tufts coach Ethan Barron said to the USTFCCCA. "However, it was how everyone came together that made this team so special. No one questioned their position on the team and everyone understood that their role was integral in the team's success and did everything in their power to ensure that. We had a very talented core of leaders that had succeeded at the highest levels. The combination of veteran experience and youthful fire blended well as the team continually surpassed every expectation. Next year will be difficult, as we say goodbye to a decorated group of seniors. It will be a difficult void to fill, but the future should be exciting as we get to watch this youthful fire evolve into next year's veteran experience.

Haverford College topped the Division III Men's list with a 3.426 cumulative GPA, with Nebraska Wesleyan University (3.400) and Gustavus Adolphus College(3.364) rounding out the top three All-Academic teams. Tufts was ranked sixth in GPA.

The selection of the All-Academic Indoor and Outdoor Team's of the Year award is based on a combination of athletic and academic achievements, with the top honor going to the team that had the best finish at the Division III Indoor and/or Outdoor National Championships and also holding the highest cumulative GPA.

To be nominated, a team must carry a minimum 3.000 cumulative GPA.