Florida Tech Men and Women Track & Field Scholar-Athletes Garner All-Academic Honors
By Daniel Supraner, Florida Tech Sports // August 2, 2017
three recognized for academic excellence
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Florida Tech’s men’s and women’s track & field teams have been recognized for All-Academic Team honors by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) for academic excellence during the 2016-17 NCAA Division II Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field seasons.
In order to receive All-Academic Team status, a program must have at least a 3.00 cumulative team GPA. A total of 191 teams were honored by the USTFCCCA for their academics.
The FIT women boasted a cumulative GPA of 3.286 for the 2016-17 academic year, while the Panther men notched a 3.019 GPA.
Additionally, three Panthers, Maia Carter, Alexis Santiago and Nicardo Cameron, reeled in USTFCCCA All-Academic honors.
To qualify for USTFCCCA All-Academic honors, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative GPA of 3.25 and have reached a provisional or automatic qualifying standard for the NCAA Championships in either the indoor or outdoor seasons.
In total, 471 women and 301 men earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors during the 2016-17 track & field seasons.
Carter, a junior who is working towards a degree in biomedical engineering, earned a 3.6543 GPA. The Riverview, Florida native garnered All-South Region distinctions in the 100m hurdles and 100m dash as well as a part of the school record 4x100m relay.
A product of Naples, Fla., Santiago boasted a 3.337 cumulative GPA in 2016-17 while majoring in Psychology. The junior finished fifth in the 100m hurdles at the 2017 Peach Belt Conference Championships.
A recent graduate in biological sciences from Florida Tech, Cameron earned a 3.5 GPA in 2016-17.
The Kingston, Jamaica native ran career-bests in the 100m and 200m this season at the PBC Championships, garnering silver and bronze medals in those events, respectively. Cameron is the first male in program history to receive All-Academic honors.
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