Women's Track Earns Academic All-American Status

August 01, 2018

We are absolutely delighted to share that the United States Track and Field/Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) has named the Virginia Union University Women's Track and Field a 2018 USTFCCCA Academic All-American team.  The announcement was made by the USTFCCCA on Thursday, July 26.

Previously the women had already earned the CIAA Women's Team Highest GPA Award for both the indoor and outdoor track and field seasons. They collectively maintained a 3.15 GPA, and during the fall semester were instrumental in the contribution of 100 hours of community service to the Richmond metro community by the combined track program.

As stated in the USTFCCCA news release: "In total, 216 teams were honored for their academic performance by the USTFCCCA. Breaking it down further, 132 of those were women's teams compared to 84 men's programs. The highest cumulative GPA of any team belonged to the Cedarville University women who maintained a team GPA of 3.61 under head coach Jeff Bolender. On the men's side, Walsh University took the top spot with a team GPA of 3.47 under head coach Rob Mizicko."