Track & Field Posts 5th-Best GPA In Division I

Aug. 12, 2011

BALTIMORE - The Loyola University Maryland women's track & field team recorded the fifth-highest grade point average in all of NCAA Division I last year and was named a Division I All-Academic Track & Field team as announced by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Thursday.

The USTFCCCA announced that 164 Division I teams earned All-Academic status as a result of a cumulative team GPA of 3.00 or better.

The Greyhounds finished with a team GPA of 3.51 through the spring 2011 semester, the fifth-highest GPA of any school in the country.

"The staff was very pleased to see this announcement, though it came as no surprise to us," said head coach Amy Horst.

"The women on the team are dedicated to their studies the same way they are to the track and field team. This award by the USTFCCCA, along with the acknowledgment of the top five placing in the country, is something that the women have earned. The bar is set high and we will continue to raise it year after year!"

Texas was named the Indoor Track & Field Scholar Team of the Year while Oklahoma earned Outdoor Track & Field Scholar Team of the Year.

Read the full release from the USTFCCCA here.