Pena Named to Division I All-Academic Team

Aug. 1, 2013

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EASTON, Pa. - Junior Rachel Pena was named to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) 2013 Division I All-Academic Track and Field Team this week. Pena is one of 710 Division I athletes to earn All-Academic status.

To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 and have met either of the following athletic standards: for the indoor season, a student-athlete must have finished the regular season ranked in the national top 96 in an individual event or ranked in the national top 48 (collective listing) in a relay event on the official NCAA POP list provided by TFRRS.org; for the outdoor season, a student-athlete must have participated in any round of the NCAA Division I Championships (including preliminary rounds).

Pena finished third in the Patriot League in the hammer throw and took second in the same event to lead the Leopards at the ECAC/IC4A Championships with a throw of 200’ 8”.

Lafayette’s men’s and women’s teams were both named to the USTFCCCA 2013 Division I All-Academic Track and Field Teams. The women’s team boasted a 3.36 cumulative team GPA, while the men’s team averaged a 3.22 GPA.

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