CMS Women's Track and Field Earns All-Academic Team Honors with 3.55 GPA

Senior Jacque Desmond added USTFCCCA All-Academic honors to her All-American finish in the pole vault this spring (photo by Kiubon Kokko)
Senior Jacque Desmond added USTFCCCA All-Academic honors to her All-American finish in the pole vault this spring (photo by Kiubon Kokko)

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's track and field team earned All-Academic status from the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association with a 3.55 team grade point average, while eight members of the Athenas captured All-Academic honors, the organization announced today.

Individual USTFCCCA All-Academic honors require at least a 3.3 cumulate grade point average, and either competing in the NCAA Championships or ranking in the top 50 nationally in an individual event (or top 35 for a relay). The eight Athenas who captured that honor for 2018-19 were seniors Jacque Desmond and Malea Martin, juniors Sabrine Griffith and Amanda Mell, sophomores Abigale Johnson, Grace Pratt and Carolyn Weisman, and first-year Riley Harmon.

The 3.55 team GPA easily enabled CMS to earn All-Academic Team status, putting the Athenas well above the minimum cutoff a 3.0. 

On the track, CMS earned its fifth straight SCIAC Championship, winning a tight battle by just three points over preseason favorite Redlands (150-147) at the Burns Track Complex. Desmond set a SCIAC record in the pole vault and went on to earn All-America status by finishing fourth at the NCAA Division III Championships. Johnson also captured a SCIAC title in the 1500, while Griffith and Mell earned their way to the NCAA Championships in the long jump and triple jump, respectively.  

To view the complete list of USTFCCCA All-Academic Award winners, head to the following link:

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