20 Hokies Achieve All-Academic Status from USTFCCCA
NEW ORLEANS – The College Athletes of the Year and College Athletes for the 2021 NCAA Division I track and field seasons were announced Thursday by the United States Track and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) . Among the All-Academic selections were 20 Hokies, with 13 women and seven men receiving the honor.
In addition to the 20 individuals who received individual Academic All-America awards, the Virginia Tech men’s and women’s track and field teams achieved All-Academic team status. The women’s team finished the year with a cumulative GPA of 3.38 and the men’s team finished with a GPA of 3.02. Below are the 20 Hokies who met the All-Academic criteria this year.
Women’s team: 3.38 cumulative GPA
Eszter Bajnok – Business administration and analytics
Hannah ballowe – English
Lauren Berman – Mechanical Engineering
Grace Boone – Biology
Reagan Bustamante – Public administration / Public affairs
Lindsey Butler – Industrial systems and engineering
Enid Duut – Marketing
Sarah edwards – Architecture
Sara freix – Curriculum and Instruction
Maxana Grubb – Communication sciences
Kyra lopez – Health Sciences
Pierre Pierre – Interior design
Emma Thor – Industrial systems and engineering
Men’s team: 3.02 cumulative GPA
Joseph Badalamenti – Finance
Jaelyn Demory – Business administration and analytics
Ethan Mills – Finance
Alexios Prodanas – Finance
Jacob Rice – Mechanical Engineering
Tyreke Sapp – Public relations
Diego Alejandro Zarate – Cognitive and behavioral neurosciences
Here are the criteria for an athlete to receive Academic All-American status:
Academic criteria for the award:
- Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale, including most recent rating period.
- Must have completed at least two (2) semesters or three (3) terms at the proposing institution.
Sporting criteria for the prize:
- For the indoor season: must have finished the season in the top 96 in any individual Championship event, or in the top 48 in any Championship relay event, for the most recent domestic season, certifiable by their place on the rosters final season performance on TFRRS for athletics (including performances achieved outside the qualifying window during the indoor season).
- For the outdoor season: must have competed in any round of the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships (the preliminary championship competition and / or the final championship competition) or for multiple events, must have completed the top 48 season in the East or top 48 in the West for the most recent outdoor season, certifiable by their place on the NCAA Division I descending lists on the TFRRS for outdoor athletics.