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Track & Field teams earn USTFCCCA Academic honors

Track & Field teams earn USTFCCCA Academic honors

INDIANOLA, Iowa - The Simpson men's and women's track and field teams continue to succeed in the classroom.

For the eighth year in a row, the Storm men and women achieved All-Academic status from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The women's team posted a 3.35 cumulative GPA in 2013-14 while the men came in at 3.11.

To qualify for the award, teams must achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.10 or higher.

In the previous two seasons, Simpson was the only team in the Iowa Conference to have both teams earn the honor. This year, the Storm were one of just three programs to do so.

Simpson has had both teams qualify for the honor each season dating back to 2006-07.

In all, the USTFCCCA recognized 153 women's teams and 98 men's teams in 2013-14. The UW-La Crosse men were named Scholar Team of the Year for both the indoor and outdoor seasons for the second year in a row, while the indoor national champion UW-Oshkosh women and the outdoor national champion Wartburg women earned the Scholar Team of the Year awards for their respective seasons.