NEW ORLEANS, La. - Senior Caitlin Piker was named to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Individual team for the 2016-17 indoor and outdoor track and field season.
Piker (Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering) earns USTFCCCA All-Academic Individual honors for the first time in her career. She finished the year ranked 23rd in the Divison III in the javelin just missing her second trip to the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championship were she finished in 12th place her junior year.
Including the Scholar Athletes of the Year, a total of 608 women 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.