NEW ORLEANS, LA - Five student-athletes from the Iona College men's track and field program were named to the 2012 USTFCCCA Division I All-Academic team. In addition, the team recognized as one of 85 institutions on the USTFCCA All-Academic Team list.
A total of 431 student-athletes representing 148 institutions compose the group. To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team, the student-athlete must have compiled 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).
The Iona quintet joined Manhattan's Roman Ewald and Albert Johnson and Rider's Mike Soroko as Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference's representatives on the list.
As a team, the Gaels were one of 85 institutions to earn the distinction as a result of a cumulative team GPA of 3.00 or better. Iona's 3.20 GPA ranked 29th among the teams honored.