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USTFCCCA names four Nevada student-athletes to All-Academic Team


image001-2307818-3003980RENO, Nev. – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association has named four University of Nevada track and field student-athletes to the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team, the association announced Wednesday.

To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 and have met either of the following athletic standards: for the indoor season, a student-athlete must have finished the regular season ranked in the national top 96 in an individual event or ranked in the national top 48 (collective listing) in a relay event on the official NCAA POP list provided by TFRRS.org; for the outdoor season, a student-athlete must have participated in any round of the NCAA Division I Championships (including preliminary rounds).

Angelica Earls (3.85), Samantha Calhoun (3.71), Deborah Amoah (3.39), and Samantha Diaz (3.32) were named to the All-Academic team for Nevada. A total of 710 women from 187 institutions earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors for their combined efforts in competition and in the classroom.

“These four young ladies represent what it means to be a student-athlete,” head coach Shantel Twiggs said. “Excelling in academics and competing in track and field at the highest levels are goals that we strive to achieve as a program. To be honored validates their hard work on the track and in the classroom. I am extremely proud of them.”

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