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Both UKTF Teams, 17 Individuals Earn USTFCCCA All-Academic Status

Both UKTF Teams, 17 Individuals Earn USTFCCCA All-Academic Status

by Jake Most

LEXINGTON, Ky.  – Both the Kentucky men’s and women’s track and field teams in addition to 17 individual students – 10 men and seven women – picked up All-Academic honors from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

To earn All-Academic status, teams had to have a cumulative GPA better than 3.0. Teams with that GPA and top NCAA finishes are considered for Scholar Team of the Year.

All told, 360 NCAA Division I teams were honored for their academics by the USTFCCCA.
Breaking it down further, 218 of those were women’s teams compared to 142 men’s programs.
To qualify for individual USTFCCCA All-Academic honors, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative GPA of 3.25 and have met at least one 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 (collective listing) in a relay event on the official NCAA POP list provided by
  • For the outdoor season, a student-athlete must have participated in any round of the NCAA Division I Championships (including preliminary rounds).

All-Academic Teams

  • Women’s Team: 3.227 GPA
  • Men’s Team: 3.09 GPA

All-Academic Individuals
Women (seven)

  • Ellen Ekholm
  • Amy Hansen
  • Katy Kunc
  • Caroline McCaslin
  • Michelle McKinney
  • Brandi Walker
  • Jill Weston

Men (10)

  • Logan Bryer
  • Noah Castle
  • David Cline
  • Fred Dorsey
  • Ian Jones
  • Kendall Muhammad
  • Ethan Shalaway
  • Jacob Thomson
  • Caleb Wilt
  • Ben Young

The most up-to-date coverage of the UK track and field program is available via @KentuckyTrack handles on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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