July 26, 2012
NEW ORLEANS, La. -
The University of Alabama track and field program and its student-athletes have received All-Academic honors from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, as announced by the organization.
The Crimson Tide’s women’s team was honored as a Division I All-Academic Team for compiling a cumulative team grade point average of 3.00 or higher. The Tide posted a team GPA of 3.15 to earn the honor for the 10th straight year. In all, 171 women’s programs were named All-Academic Teams.
Individually, the women’s program had four student-athletes earn All-Academic status from the organization in Camilla Armstead, Amethyst Holmes, Alexis Paine and Krystle Schade. The men’s program was represented on the All-Academic team by Kamal Fuller. Of those five, three – Fuller, Paine and Schade – also earned a total of five All-America honors for their efforts in competition at the NCAA Championships this season.
To be a member of the All-Academic Team, a student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 and have met either of the following athletic standards: for the indoor season, a student-athlete must have finished the regular season ranked in the national top 96 in an individual event or ranked in the national top 48 in a relay event on the official NCAA list; for the outdoor season, a student-athlete must have participated in any round of the NCAA Division I Championships.