August 10, 2011

Track and Field Awarded for Academics

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced the women’s 2011 Division II All-Academic Track & Field Team and the All-Academic Track & Field Teams.

The Northern Michigan University women’s track and field team was one of 74 Division II teams honored as an all-academic team. Teams selected had a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or better. The Wildcats held a team GPA of 3.34 and received the award for the sixth year in a row.

Catherine Angeli of the NMU track and field team was one of 311 individual student-athletes honored as All-Academic. Angeli, a junior sprinter from Marquette, Mich., set seven school records this year.  She broke four records during the indoor season (55 meter dash, 60 m dash, 200 m dash and 4x100 relay) and three records during the outdoor season (100 m dash, 200 m dash and 4x100 relay). Angeli finished second in the 100 and 200 at the 2011 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

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 an NCAA automatic or provisional qualifying mark in an individual or relay event at some point in either indoor or outdoor seasons.

Angeli held a 3.97 GPA and had provisional qualifying marks in the 60 meter dash and 200 meter dash during the indoor season.

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