Track Has Scholar Teams And Individuals
- Posted Tuesday, July 31, 2018
- Updated Wednesday, August 1, 2018
(Tuesday, July 31; Sioux Center, Iowa) A total of 89 men and 126 women have earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors during the 2017-18 track & field seasons. 14 Dordt College athletes were on those lists.
“I am very proud of the academic work our teams did this year. These scholar-team awards show both our men’s and women’s programs are academically at the top in NAIA Track and Field,” said Dordt College coach Craig Heynen.
To qualify for USTFCCCA All-Academic honors, the student-athlete must meet all three of the following standards:
- Cumulative GPA: 3.25 or higher on a 4.0 scale, including the most recent grading period, certifiable by either Faculty Rep or Compliance Coordinator or Registrar’s Office.
- Athletic criteria for the award can be met in either the indoor season, the outdoor season, or both:
- For the indoor season: must have achieved an “A” or “B” standard in a Championship event, certifiable by their place on the NAIA descending order lists on TFRRS for Indoor Track and Field.
- For the outdoor season: must have achieved an “A” or “B” standard in a Championship event, certifiable by their place on the NAIA descending order lists on TFRRS for Outdoor Track and Field.
- Must have completed at least two (2) semesters or three (3) quarters at the certifying institution.
Dordt athletes on the list included:
Jordan Bos (Freshman; Orange City, Iowa)
Audrey Brooks (Senior; Sioux Falls, South Dakota)
Hailey Pullman (Freshman; Hawarden, Iowa)
Nicole Slater (Senior; Rushmore, Minnesota)
Jenna Stephens (Junior; Valley Springs, South Dakota)
Sarah Van Wyk (Junior; Clinton, Ontario)
Joscelyn Wind (Junior; Johnston, Colorado)
Danielle Wubben (Senior; Clara City, Minnesota)
David Davelaar (Senior; Rudyard, Michigan)
Gideon De Graaf (Freshman; Hudsonville, Michigan)
Anthony Ghiorso (Freshman; Eagle, Idaho)
Caleb Herman (Junior; Boise, Idaho)
Matthew Van Eps (Freshman; Prinsburg, Minnesota)
Ike Van Kempen (Junior; Jenison, Michigan)
Also included in the release were the Team All-Academic announcements.
All told, 45 teams were honored for their academics by the USTFCCCA.
Breaking it down further, 25 of those were women’s teams, compared to 20 men’s programs.
The criteria to be an All-Academic Team in NAIA Track & Field:
- The cumulative GPA for all student-athletes on the institution’s eligibility certificate 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, certifiable by either Faculty Rep or Compliance Coordinator or Registrar’s Office.
- The cumulative GPA of all student-athletes on the institution’s eligibility certificate for Indoor and/or Outdoor Track and Field must be computed by the following method:
- Total the cumulative number of semester hours or quarter hours earned for all student-athletes on the eligibility certificate including the most recent grading period;
- Total the cumulative number of quality points earned by all student-athletes, including the most recent grading period;
- Divide the cumulative number of quality points earned by the cumulative number of semester or quarter hours earned.
- Institutions utilizing a different GPA scale than 4.0 then must convert the GPA to a 4.0 scale using the standard conversion method [GPA/Scale x 4.0].
The Defender women had a 3.60 team grade point average this season and the men posted a 3.20 mark for the 2017-18 school year.