USTFCCCA announced their Scholar Athletes of the Year honors for both the indoor and outdoor track and field seasons yesterday, and two Ivy Leaguers were bestowed with this national honor.
Dartmouth’s Abbey D’Agostino earned her sixth Scholar Athlete of the Year award from USTFCCCA with the USTFCCCA honoring her with her second Indoor Track Scholar Athlete of the Year award (she’s previously also won twice for cross country and twice for outdoor track). D’Agostino graduated this past spring with a psychology degree and a 3.75 cumulative GPA, as well as seven NCAA titles. D’Agostino is believed to the only athlete (man or woman) to have won four USTFCCCA Scholar Athlete of the Year awards for track and field.
Princeton’s Julia Ratcliffe earned her first USTFCCCA Scholar Athlete of the Year honor for Outdoor Field. Ratcliffe dominated the outdoor hammer season, going undefeated, resetting the conference record, throwing one of the further hammer throws in NCAA history, and earning her first NCAA title. Ratcliffe is an economic major who finished the year with a 3.72 cumulative GPA. Ratcliffe is the first Ivy female field event athlete to have won this honor.
USTFCCCA also honored an additional 24 women and 20 men with individual Academic All-American honors, and 12 track and field teams with All-Academic team honors. To be eligible for individual honors, the student-athlete must have a GPA of 3.25 or higher, and have met at least one of these following athletic standards: for the indoor season, the student-athlete must have finished the regular season ranked in the national top 96 in an individual event or national top 48 in a relay event (rankings according to TFRRS.org); for the outdoor season, the student-athlete must have participated in any round of the NCAA Division 1 Championships (including regional preliminary rounds). For the team honor, the team’s cumulative GPA needed to be 3.00 or higher.
Both teams from Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, Princeton, and Yale earned the USTFCCCA All-Academic team honors, with the Harvard men having the 3rd highest cumulative GPA in the country (3.38)
The full list of USTFCCCA Academic All-American individual honorees is listed below:
Congratulations to all student-athletes!