Hood Men's and Women's Track and Field Honored by USTFCCCA
FREDERICK, Md.--The Hood College men's and women's track and
field teams were among the elite squads honored as 2012 U.S. Track
and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA)
all-academic teams, as announced by association officials.
To be nominated for this honor, a track and field team must maintain a cumulative 3.1 grade-point average throughout the academic year.
The Blazer women, who boasted a 3.35 team GPA in 2011-12, were one of only two Capital Athletic Conference squads to achieve this honor (Salisbury University was the other). Among its new conference foes from the Middle Atlantic Conferences, Hood was one of six MAC schools to earn this distinction (Alvernia University, Elizabethtown College, Messiah College, Lebanon Valley College and Widener University were the others).
On the men's side, Hood maintained a collective 3.13 GPA this past year and was the only program from the CAC to make the list. Elizabethtown and Messiah joined Hood as three schools from the MAC whose men's and women's sqauds were both honored.
"This is an annual goal for us," said head coach Brent Ayer.
"These two honors represent the 18th and 19th times that Hood
College track or cross country teams have been recognized as
national all-academic. Our numbers are growing, we are doing the
job in the classroom and along with the 33 times we have been
recognized as all-conference, it represents a solid body of
A total of 137 women's track and field squads and 74 men's programs were recognized by the USTFCCCA.