Fifteen Cougars earn All-Academic honors


Fifteen members of BYU’s 2013–2014 men’s track and field team earned All-Academic honors from the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association on Tuesday.

BYU boasts the second most All-Academic honorees for the season, falling one shy of Nebraska for top honors. BYU led the nation in All-Academic selections in each of the previous two seasons.

Those earning honors were Alex Ashworth, Kyle Baker, Zachary Blackham, Braydon Bringhurst, Mark Carlson, Curtis Carr, Aaron Fletcher, Tommy Gruenewald, Jonathan Nelson, Conner Peloquin, Sam Rockwood, Tylor Thatcher, James Tracy, Jared Ward and Jason Witt.

All-Academic honorees must meet specific academic and athletic standards in order to qualify. They must maintain a GPA of 3.25 and either be ranked within the national top 96 in an individual indoor event or participate in any round of the NCAA Division I Championships in an outdoor event.

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