NEW ORLEANS — The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced the Division III Women's Scholar Athlete of the Year and the All-Academic honorees recently, and Washington and Lee rising sophomore Lizzy Stanton (Papillion, Neb./Papillion-LaVista South) earned All-Academic recognition. The Blue and White was also named a USTFCCCA 2014 All-Academic Team.
Stanton was one of 416 student-athletes to receive All-Academic status. Stanton took first in the pole vault at both the Indoor and Outdoor ODAC Championships, and finished the indoor season with the 31st-best mark in Division III at 3.51m (11'06.25").
As a team, W&L posted a 3.45 overall team GPA. The Generals finished third at both the ODAC Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade-point average of 3.30 and have met either of the following athletic standards: a student-athlete must have competed in an NCAA Indoor or Outdoor Championship or finished the regular season ranked in the national Top 35 in an individual event or ranked in the national Top 25 (collective listing) in a relay event on the official NCAA POP list provided by TFRRS.org.
To be recognized as an All-Academic Team, a squad must accumulate a team GPA of at least 3.10.
Christy Cazzola of UW-Oshkosh was named the Indoor and Outdoor Track Scholar Athlete of the Year, Bria Halama of UW-La Crosse was the Indoor Field Scholar Athlete of the Year and Alexis Appezzato of Ramapo was the Outdoor Field Scholar Athlete of the Year.
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