Track and Field Earns USTFCCCA All-Academic Status

July 22, 2014

NEW ORLEANS - The Loyola University Maryland women’s track and field team was named to the Division I Track and Field All-Academic Team list as announced by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Tuesday.  

The USTFCCCA announced that 208 NCAA Division I women’s teams earned All-Academic status as a result of a cumulative team grade point average of 3.0 or better.

The Greyhounds finished with a team GPA of 3.422 through the 2014 spring semester. Loyola was one of six Patriot League programs to receive the honor, including Boston University, Bucknell University, Colgate University, Lafayette College and Lehigh University. 

This past spring, graduating senior Marissa Buccellato was one of 10 league student-athletes to be named to the Patriot League All-Academic Team for her work in the classroom and on the track. A member of both of Loyola’s sprint-relay teams that earned points at the 2014 Outdoor Patriot League Championships, Buccellato holds the program record in the 4x400 with a time of 3:59.96. This season the senior set a personal record in the 200m at the Colonial Relays, recording a time of 27.30. She also placed among the top-three in three separate events during the outdoor season, all teaming up with her strong relay teammates.

Texas was named the 2014 Women’s Scholar Team of the Year for both the indoor and outdoor seasons, while San Francisco held the top cumulative GPA of the spring season, setting the bar at 3.63.

Read the full USTFCCCA release here