Teams: Men's Track & Field: Press Releases
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
TUFTS MEN'S TRACK & FIELD NAMED DIV. III
ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM OF THE YEAR
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
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
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
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