NDSU Women’s Track & Field Team, Six Individuals Claim USTFCCCA All-Academic Status
FARGO, N.D. – The North Dakota State University women’s track & field team and six individual student-athletes were honored by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) as All-Academic performers for the 2020 indoor season, the organization announced Thursday, July 16.
As a team, the Bison women earned their 15th straight USTFCCCA All-Academic Team award, easily surpassing the minimum required cumulative GPA of 3.0. NDSU registered a cumulative team GPA of 3.605 for the 2020 season.
Kelby Anderson, Bailey Cowling, Shelby Gunnells, Amy Herrington, Maddy Nilles and Maggie Schwarzkopf claimed the All-Academic individual recognition for NDSU. Gunnells and Nilles were both honored for the fifth consecutive year, and Herrington and Schwarzkopf earned the accolade for the third time.
To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track & Field Team in 2020, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 and have finished the regular season ranked in the national top 96 in an individual event or the national top 48 in a relay event on the official NCAA performance list.
The NDSU women’s track & field team has won 25 straight Summit League team titles since joining the league. The Bison set an all-time program record with a 3.70 team grade point average for the Spring 2020 semester.
Name GPA Qualifying Event(s)
Kelby Anderson 3.79 3000m, 5000m
Bailey Cowling 4.00 High jump
Shelby Gunnells 4.00 Shot put, weight throw
Amy Herrington 3.86 Weight throw
Maddy Nilles 4.00 Weight throw, shot put
Maggie Schwarzkopf 3.85 Shot put