UB Track & Field Programs, Student-Athletes Honored for Academic Excellence

UB Track & Field Programs, Student-Athletes Honored for Academic Excellence

NEW ORLEANS, LA – The University at Buffalo, State University of New York track & field teams were among 224 women's teams and 123 men's programs that combined academic and athletic achievements to earn United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic Team honors.

While the women's squad is honored annually, the men's team tallied recognition for the first time in program history.

Additionally, UB's Emma Siuciak, Kelly Truppo and Brian Crimmins combined their accomplishments in the classroom and in competition during the recently completed academic year to collect USTFCCCA All-Academic honors.

Siuciak, a philosophy and psychology dual major, and Truppo, a health & human services major were among 838 women from 207 institutions that were recognized. Crimmins, a pharmacy major, was one of 529 men from 165 institutions recognized.

To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic T&F Team, student-athletes must have compiled a cumulative GPA of 3.25 and have met at least one of the following athletic standards: indoors, 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. Outdoors, one must have participated in any round of the NCAA Division I Championships (including preliminary rounds).

Honored were teams with at least a 3.00 cumulative team GPA.