NEW ORLEANS, La. - Junior Raeford Penny and sophomores Benjamin Taminger and Nicholas Frystak were named to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Individual All-Academic Team for the 2016-17 indoor and outdoor track season.
This is the first time for Penny (Civil Engineering), Frystak (Mechanical Engineering) and Taminger (Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering) earning USTFCCCA All-Academic honors.
Penny and Frystak both were members of the Bears 4x400 team that competed at the NCAA Indoor National Championship while Taminger was 48th in the nation in the 800 indoors.
Including the Scholar Athletes of the Year, a total of 402 men earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors during the 2016-17 track & field seasons.
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.
This is the first time for Penny (Civil Engineering), Frystak and Taminger (Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering) earning USTFCCCA All-Academic honors.