On Monday (July 22), the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced the teams and individuals selected to their individual All-Academic and team All-Academic awards for the 2018-19 men's indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.
Calvin College and Hope College had their men's track and field programs cited for academic success. Individually, the MIAA had nine individuals garner academic accolades from the coaches organization. A total of 462 men earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors during the 2018-19 track & field seasons, an increase of over 50 individuals from last year.
This year was the second consecutive year of honors for Calvin's James Jeninga and Brendan VanHouten; Hope's Joshua Izenbart; and Olivet's Noah Bailey.
To qualify for USTFCCCA All-Academic honors, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative GPA of 3.30 and must have met at least one of the following athletic standards:
- Competed in an NCAA Indoor or Outdoor Championship
- Finished the regular season ranked in the national top-50 in an individual event or ranked in the national top-35 in a relay event on the official NCAA Descending Order List.
In order to be in contention for All-Academic Team honors, a program must have at least a 3.00 cumulative team GPA. In 2018-19, 113 men's programs were honored.
MIAA Student-Athletes and Teams Honored by USTFCCCA (team honorees underlined)
Adrian - Nicholas Jackson - team page
Calvin - Jonathan Ellis, Caleb Ferguson, James Jeninga, Tyler Johnson, Brendan VanHouten - team page
Hope - Joshua Izenbart - team page
Olivet - Noah Bailey, Tyler Peck - story link