July 24, 2013
NEW ORLEANS - The Baylor men's and women's track and field teams, along with seven individuals earned All-Academic recognition from the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, the organization announced Wednesday.
As a team, Baylor claimed honors on both sides, while six women and one man were honored individually for their combined work in the classroom and in competitions.
For the women, seniors Christina Holland and Brittany OgunMokun, juniors Justine Charbonnet, Mariah Kelly, Tiffani McReynolds and sophomore Raena Rhone earned the distinction. Holland was honored for a fourth-straight year, while McReynolds earned her third USTFCCCA academic honor and Charbonnet, Kelly, OgunMokun and Rhone each were recognized for a second time.
On the men's side, the lone individual to be honored was junior Blake Mayberry, who just completed his first season at Baylor.
As a team, the women were one of 187 programs to receive recognition, while maintaining a 3.31 overall team GPA. The men recorded a team GPA mark of 3.04 to be one of 111 teams garnering All-Academic status.
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).
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