NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Connecticut College men's and women's track & field programs as well as two individuals were nationally recognized for academic success by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
Both Camel squads were among 297 men's and women's programs to be named a USTFCCCA All-Academic Team for having at least a 3.10 cumulative GPA. The women's program under the direction of head coach Ned Bishop earned a 3.53 team GPA, while the men's team under the guidance of head coach Luke Maher finished with a 3.40.
Furthermore, two individuals were named USTFCCCA All-Academic selections for their academic and athletic accomplishments. Seniors Shannon Kennedy (East Longmeadow, Mass.) and Emily Senatore (Norwell, Mass.) each received the award after having strong seasons in both areas.
To qualify for USTFCCCA All-Academic honors, a student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative GPA above a 3.30 and have (1) competed in an NCAA Indoor or Outdoor Championship and/or (2) finished the regular season ranked in the national top-50 in an individual event or in the national top-35 in a relay event on the official NCAA Descending Order List. Kennedy advanced to the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships to compete in the heptathlon and was 35th in the pentathlon during the indoor season, while Senatore ranked 23rd nationally in the discus throw outdoors.