Men’s track & field squad named scholar team

Photo of track & field team.

UW-L's track & field team was the highest-placing team (third) with at least a 3.10 cumulative GPA at the most recent NCAA Indoor Championships.

UW-L’s men’s track & field team has been named the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division III Indoor Scholar Team of the Year for the 2010 season. The Eagles, one of 68 institutions to earn the distinction, compiled a cumulative 3.10 grade point average.

UW-L earned the award as a result of being the highest-placing team (third) with at least a 3.10 cumulative grade point average at the most recent NCAA Indoor Championships. Salisbury University (Md.) was selected the outdoor honoree with a 3.14 grade point average. Salisbury placed second at the outdoor meet.

The Eagles placed third at the 2010 NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships. UW-L also swept the 2010 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) indoor and outdoor titles.

Along with the team academic award, UW-L had 10 student-athletes named to the 2010 USTFCCCA All-Academic Track & Field Team. Seniors Matt Gordy, Aaron Johnson, Connor Lonning, Paul Moran, Andy Novak and David Stauder; junior Ryan Mendez; sophomore Paul Yerhot and freshmen Kellen McCrary and Tyson Young each earned the honor.

UW-L led all institutions with its 10 student-athletes being named to the All-Academic Track & Field Team.

Josh Buchholtz completed his second season as head coach at UW-L in 2010.

To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 and have met either the NCAA Division III indoor or outdoor automatic or provisional qualifying standard.

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