NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Due to its exemplary performance in the classroom in 2016-17, Vanderbilt women’s track & field earned several All-Academic honors from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
Senior pole vaulter Sarah Bell, senior distance runner Carmen Carlos and freshman pole vaulter Caleigh Loftsead garnered USTFCCCA All-Academic honors last season. The Commodores were also honored as one of 218 Division I women’s track & field programs to earn All-Academic recognition as a team.
On the field, Bell advanced to the NCAA Track & Field National Championships in Eugene, Ore. this past June and earned First Team All-America recognition following a top-eight finish.
To qualify for individual USTFCCCA All-Academic honors, student-athletes must earn a cumulative GPA of 3.25 and meet at least one of two athletic standards:
• Finish the indoor regular season ranked in the national top 96 in an individual event or ranked in the national top 48 (collective listing) in a relay event on the official NCAA POP list provided by TFRRS.org.
• For the outdoor season, a student-athlete must have participated in any round of the NCAA Division I Championships (including preliminary rounds).
For a full list of honorees, visit ustfccca.org.