Women's Track & Field Collects Pair Of USTFCCCA All-Academic Accolades

Women's Track & Field Collects Pair Of USTFCCCA All-Academic Accolades

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Both UMass Dartmouth track & field programs have been honored once again for their excellence in the classroom, as the Corsairs received a trio of accolades from the United States Cross Country and Track & Field Coaches Association.

Junior Taylor Walsh (Groveland, Mass./Pentucket Regional) was tabbed to the 2020 USTFCCCA Division III Women’s All-Academic team, as the Bioengineering major has amassed a 3.31 cumulative grade point average during her matriculation at the University.  Taylor was ranked 49th nationally in NCAA Division III competition in the 800 meters during the indoor campaign, and she was also crowned as the Little East Conference champion in the 1,000 meters after posting the third fastest time in school history (3:05.57).

Both of Head Coach Mike Salem’s squads earned USTFCCCA All-Academic Division III Team honors for their respective performances during the recently completed academic year.  The Corsair women shined once again after combining to post a 3.42 cumulative GPA, while the 2020 Little East indoor champion UMass Dartmouth men’s team earned its first USTFCCCA accolade in six years after posting a combined 3.10 cumulative GPA.

To be eligible for individual USTFCCCA All-Academic honors, student-athletes must have achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.30 on a 4.0 scale through the most recently completed grading period and finished the indoor season among the top 50 individuals as listed on the descending order lists on the Track & Field Results Reporting System (TFRRS).  Teams must earn a 3.1 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale) of all student-athletes who used a season of eligibility through the most recent semester/quarter.

UMass Dartmouth captured its first Little East men’s indoor track & field title in six years last February by ending Southern Maine’s five-year reign, while Walsh joined senior Jess O’Reilly (Millis, Mass./Millis) in capturing individual conference crowns last winter.  O’Reilly was one of three Little East student-athletes to be nominated for the prestigious NCAA Woman of the Year award earlier this month.