August 9, 2013

Tornado track & field programs earn USTFCCCA All-Academic honors

USTFCCCA Men's Track & Field All-Academic Teams

USTFCCCA Women's Track & Field All-Academic Teams

USTFCCCA Men's Track & Field All-Academic Individuals

USTFCCCA Women's Track & Field All-Academic Individuals

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Even throughout the summer, accolades keep coming in for the King University men's and women's track & field programs. Both programs earned USFCCCA All-Academic honors as well as three student-athletes.  Spencer FrantomHannah Witt and Maegan Henry all garnered USTFCCCA All-Academic honors.

On the men's side, 42 teams earned the distinction of a USTFCCCA All-Academic Team while on the women's side, 92 teams earned recognition. The Tornado men finished the 2012-13 year with a cumulative team GPA of 3.02 while the women posted a 3.33 team GPA. The King men were the only Conference Carolinas team to earn recognition while three Conference Carolinas schools were named on the women's side. The award honors teams that have at least a cumulative team GPA of 3.00.

Individually, Frantom was one of 210 men that earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors, and the only member from a Conference Carolinas school. The Morristown, Tenn., native recorded a 3.37 GPA while majoring in English and History. Frantom posted a qualifying mark in the 10,000 meter run, and became the first runner in King history to qualify for the NCAA Track & Field Championships.

On the women's side, both Witt and Henry were among 394 student-athletes that earned this distinction. Witt, a Mountain City, Tenn., native posted a 3.94 GPA while Bluefield, Va., native, Henry recorded a 3.87 GPA. Both student-athletes are majoring in Biology. Witt posted a provisional time in the 10,000 meter run while Henry reached the provisional standards in the shot put.

To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic track & field team, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 and have reached a provisional or automatic qualifying standard for the NCAA Championships in either indoor or outdoor seasons.