PASADENA, Calif. – The men's and women's track and field teams at Caltech received All-Academic honors which were given out by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
To earn the distinction, a team must have a cumulative team GPA of 3.10 or higher.
The women's squad posted the second best team GPA in the nation as they accumulated a 3.67 mark. Their total was bested only by Principia's team GPA of 3.75. There were eight SCIAC women's teams recognized. A total of 153 women's teams across the country were bestowed with the accolade.
The Beaver men tallied a 3.52 team GPA which was tied for fourth best in the country. Principia's had the best team GPA on the men's side (3.63). It is the third straight year the Caltech men have finished the school year with a team GPA among the top five in the country. All but two of the nine SCIAC schools earned the honor. Across the nation there were 93 men's squads recognized for their classroom success.
"We strive to reach our potential both in the classroom and on the track," said distance coach Scott Jung. "The student-athletes work extremely hard academically at the nation's toughest school and I'm pleased to see their effort get recognized. Each of them should take pride their accomplishment."
The men's team has 18 student-athletes while the women's team has 10 members.
The USTFCCCA also conferred honors upon Caltech's cross country teams in the fall when both the men's and women's teams meet the same criteria.