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Mountaineers Named USTFCCCA All-Academic Team

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia University track and field team has been named a 2020 NCAA Division I Women’s Track & Field All-Academic Team by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Additionally, sophomore Myesha Nott was honored as an All-Academic Athlete.

A medical laboratory science major, Nott earned a 3.65 cumulative grade-point average (GPA) in 2019-20 to receive the honor, while also finishing the indoor season ranked No. 80 in the triple jump in NCAA Division I.

As a team, the Mountaineers earned a cumulative GPA of 3.75 in the spring semester to be named an All-Academic Team this season.

Overall, there were 264 programs across the country recognized by the USTFCCCA. To be eligible, the cumulative GPA for all student-athletes on an institution’s NCAA Squad List for Indoor and/or Outdoor Track and Field must be 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale, including the most recent grading period.

There were 659 women from 178 different institutions who were named All-Academic Athletes, including eight programs with 10 or more honorees. Forty-five student-athletes earned the recognition with perfect 4.0 GPAs.

To qualify for All-Academic distinction, a student-athlete must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 on a 4.0 grading scale and completed at least two semesters or three quarters at the nominating institution. Student-athletes also must have finished the indoor season ranked in the top 96 in any championship individual event or in the top 48 in any championship relay event for the most recent indoor season.

Despite the 2020 outdoor track and field season being cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mountaineer track and field team made great strides during the indoor season. The squad earned six podium finishes at the 2020 Big 12 Indoor Championship, led by three podium appearances from redshirt sophomore Hayley Jackson. According to one of the local sponsors, which provides long jump training equipment, five Mountaineers climbed into the top-five on the all-time indoor performances list in their respective events.

Press Release Credit: WVU Athletics Communication

Photo Credit: WVU Sports

Shanna Rose
WVU Graduate with a bachelor's in journalism and multimedia journalist. Sports Fan and sports writer. Former WVU News reporter. Contact Shanna on Twitter @SMR1837
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