WELLESLEY, Mass. — Wellesley College track & field has earned U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Team honors for the 2016-17 NCAA Division III Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field seasons. In addition, Sonja Cwik '17 and Isabella Narvaez '17 have been honored as USTFCCCA All-Academic Individuals.
A total of 183 women's teams were honored for their academics by the USTFCCCA, while a total of 608 women earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors during the 2016-17 track & field seasons. Teams must have earned at least a 3.00 cumulative team GPA, while All-Academic individuals must have compiled a cumulative GPA of 3.30 and competed in an NCAA Indoor or Outdoor Championship and/or finished the regular season ranked in the national top-50 in an individual event.
Cwik finished 17th in the 3000m at the 2017 NCAA Indoor Championship before going on to finish the year ranked 44th in the 1500m during the outdoor season. Narvaez was ranked 32nd in the nation in the outdoor 400m at the conclusion of the 2017 season.
The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) is a non-profit professional organization representing cross country and track & field coaches of all levels. The organization represents thousands of coaching members encompassing NCAA track & field programs (DI, DII, and DIII) and includes members representing the NAIA and NJCAA, as well as a number of state high school coaches associations. The USTFCCCA serves as an advocate for cross country and track & field coaches, providing a leadership structure to assist the needs of a diverse membership, serving as a lobbyist for coaches' interests, and working as a liaison between the various stakeholders in the sports of cross country and track & field.