NEW ORLEANS, LA - Six members of the Iona College men's and women's track & field program were recognized for their performance both athletically and in the classroom earning USTFCCCA All-Academic distinctions.
Recent graduates Mitch Goose and Marion Joly-Testault, grad students Matt Bayley and Daniel Clorley and rising juniors Andrew Kowalsky and Regina Neumeyer were named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team. All six were also recently named to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference’s Academic Honor Roll.
To qualify, a student-athlete must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 and have met either 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 TFRRS.org; for the outdoor season, a student-athlete must have participated in any round of the NCAA Division I Championships (including preliminary rounds).
Iona's sextet was a part of 448 men and 710 women nationally who earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors.
In addition, both programs earned All-Academic Team distinction for posting at least a 3.00 cumulative team grade point average. The women's squad was the highest achieving MAAC program, ranking 27th nationally among the 187 women's programs honored. Loyola, Rider and Manhattan also made the list.
The men's program achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.20 - also the highest in the MAAC - tying for 34th nationally. Iona, Manhattan and Rider joined 108 additional men's teams in NCAA Division I achieving a GPA of at least 3.0.