USTFCCCA Academic Accolades

Women's track and field team honored along with eight individuals

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Vanderbilt women’s track and field team, along with eight individuals, earned academic recognition from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Thursday.

Vanderbilt garnered All-Academic team honors with a cumulative team GPA of 3.65. That led all SEC programs and ranked No. 17 in the nation.

Eight individuals were named All-Academic student-athletes which included Haley Bishop (undeclared), Kaira Brown (interdisciplinary studies/public policy studies), Madison Fuller (medicine, health and society), Grace Jensen (human and organizational development), Taiya Shelby (economics/medicine, health and society), Jada Sims (undeclared), Jordan Smith (communication studies), Ruby Stauber (communication studies).

Division I Track & Field All-Academic Athletes

  • Minimum CUMULATIVE grade point average of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale, including the most recent grading period, certifiable by either NCAA Faculty Rep or NCAA Compliance Coordinator or Registrar’s Office. Institutions utilizing a different GPA scale must convert the GPA to a 4.0 scale using the standard conversion method [GPA/Scale x 4.0].
  • Must have completed at least two (2) semesters or three (3) quarters at the nominating institution.
  • Athletic criteria for the award:
    • For the indoor season: must have finished the season ranked in the top 96 in any championship individual event, or in the top 48 in any championship relay event, for the most recent indoor season, certifiable by their place on final season performance lists on TFRRS for Indoor Track and Field (including performances achieved outside the qualifying window during the indoor season).
    • For the outdoor season: must have participated in any round of the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships (the Preliminary Championship Competition and/or the Final Championship Competition) or for the multi-events, must have finished the season ranked in the top 48 in the East or top 48 in the West for the most recent outdoor season, certifiable by their place on the NCAA Division I descending order lists on TFRRS for Outdoor Track and Field.