Penn’s Sam Mattis has ended his junior year with a second national honor. USTFCCCA has honored Mattis as the Outdoor Field Scholar Athlete of the Year for 2014 – 15 athletic seasons, as the junior finished the year with a 3.43 cumulative GPA in finance in addition to winning his first ever NCAA title in the discus throw. Mattis is the first Ivy man to win a Scholar Athlete of the Year honor, joining Dartmouth’s Abbey D’Agostino and Princeton’s Julia Ratcliffe as Scholar Athlete Ivy winners.
It wasn’t just Mattis who was honored for his smarts. All eight of the Ivy League schools were recognized by USTFCCCA with All-Academic Team honors for the 2014 – 2015 athletic seasons. The Ivies were the only conference where all conference teams earn this All-Academic honor (the Big Ten had all 14 women teams earn the honor). The Harvard men were also recognized as having one of the top team GPAs in the nation, as their team GPA of 3.46 ranks them 4th. A total of 224 women team’s and 123 men’s teams were honored as their teams had a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00.
In addition, USTFCCCA recognized 71 individuals on the All-Academic Track and Field Team (men | women). These individuals needed to have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 and achieved either a) a top 96 individual or top 48 relay event ranking, or b) participated in any round of the NCAA Division 1 Outdoor Championships. The full listing of individual honorees:
Congrats to all of these student-athletes!