Florida Tech’s Alexis Santiago Earns USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors
By Florida Tech // July 21, 2015
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – After one of the most impressive campaigns by any Florida Tech sprinter, one Panther has yet another award to add to her resume.
The United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association tabbed Alexis Santiago to the NCAA Division II All-Academic Team.
A psychology major at FIT, Santiago’s relentless effort in the classroom led to the freshman accumulating a 3.8 grade point average this spring while taking 15 credit hours and competing at the highest level on the track.
Santiago performed magnificently in 2015, displaying the same confidence and speed found in more seasoned athletes. The Naples, Florida native took command of the Panthers’ 100 and 200 meter hurdles records early into the campaign and showed no evidence of slowing down from there.
Santiago earned all-conference and all-south region honors this season while also qualifying for the NCAA Division II National Championships with her record-setting 14.01 run in the 100 meter hurdles.
Santiago locked up USTFCCCA Second Team All-American honors with her performance in the 100 meter hurdles at the NCAA Championships in Allendale, Michigan.
The freshman finished fourth overall in her heat with a run of 14.14, good for 10th overall in the event.
A total of 450 women from 108 institutions earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors for their combined academic and athletic accomplishments.
To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and 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.