Storm track and field teams earn academic honor for 12th straight year

Storm track and field teams earn academic honor for 12th straight year

INDIANOLA, Iowa — For the 12th straight season, the Simpson men's and women's track and field teams earned All-Academic Team honors, as announced by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

2017 USTFCCCA ALL-ACADEMIC TEAMS

The Storm posted the highest cumulative GPA in the Iowa Conference on both the men's and women's side, one of just four programs in the IIAC to feature both teams on the All-Academic list. The men achieved a 3.322 GPA, matching last year's performance for 44th of 111 qualifying teams in Division III. The women posted a 3.507 GPA, good for 36th of 183 qualifying teams.

The Storm have earned USTFCCCA All-Academic Team honors in each of head coach Dave Cleveland's 12 seasons, dating back to 2005-06. The women also took home the honor in 2002-03.
In order to be considered for All-Academic Team honors, a team must have at least a 3.10 cumulative GPA. 

IIAC Men
Simpson — 3.322
Luther — 3.23
Wartburg — 3.216
Nebraska Wesleyan — 3.15

IIAC Women
Simpson — 3.507
Nebraska Wesleyan — 3.47
Luther — 3.45
Central — 3.352
Wartburg — 3.352
Loras — 3.34
Coe — 3.31
Buena Vista — 3.18

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