SVSU Track & Field Garners National All-Academic Recognition

SVSU Track & Field Garners National All-Academic Recognition

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NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The Saginaw Valley State University Track & Field programs earned national recognition for their performance in the classroom this past academic year. The Cardinals had seven individuals and both teams earn USTFCCCA All-Academic Awards for the 2017-18 season.  

To qualify for USTFCCCA All-Academic honors, student-athletes must have compiled a cumulative GPA of 3.25 and have reached a provisional or automatic qualifying standard for the NCAA Championships in either the indoor or outdoor seasons. Teams must carry a 3.0 GPA to be honored. 

Below are the honors that were received by the Cardinals...

Women's Track & Field Team All-Academic Award - 3.46 GPA

Men's Track & Field Team All-Academic Award - 3.02 GPA

Sam Black

GPA - 3.418

  • Earned First Team All-American honors with a 7th place finish at the 2018 NCAA Division II Indoor Championships.
  • Champion in the decathlon at the 2018 GLIAC Outdoor Championships
  • Runner-up in the heptathlon at the 2018 GLIAC Indoor Championships

Carter Eckhardt

GPA - 3.463

  • Was a member of the distance medley relay team that had a provisional qualifying mark of 9:53.66 at the 2018 GLIAC Indoor Championships. (Indoor)

Parker Eisengruber

GPA - 3.738

  • Claimed the championship in the 1,500 meters at the 2018 GLIAC Outdoor Championships. (Outdoor)
  • Was a member of the distance medley relay team that had a provisional qualifying mark of 9:53.66 at the 2018 GLIAC Indoor Championships. (Indoor)
  • Had a mark of 8:16.78 at the Jet's Pizza Invitational in the 3,000 meters. (Indoor)
  • Posted a time of 4:08.56 in the mile at the GVSU Big Meet. (Indoor)

Nate Frasier

GPA - 3.741

  • Had a provisional qualifying time of 14:31.35 at the 2018 GVSU Big Meet in the 5,000 meters. (Indoor)

Brendan Nesbitt

GPA - 3.325

  • Was a member of the distance medley relay team that had a provisional qualifying mark of 9:53.66 at the 2018 GLIAC Indoor Championships. (Indoor)

Allison Dorr

GPA - 3.914

  • Posted a provisional qualifying mark in the 10,000 meters, turning in a time of 35:56.71 at the 2018 Bison Outdoor Classic. (Outdoor)
  • Had a provisional qualifying time of 17:27.06 in the 5,000 meters at the 2018 GLIAC Indoor Championships. (Indoor)

Lauren Huebner

GPA - 3.881

  • Registered a provisional qualifying time of 1:02.00 in the 400 hurdles at the 2018 GVSU Al Owens Classic. (Outdoor)
  • Had a provisional qualifying mark in the pentathlon, totaling 3,542 points at the 2018 GLIAC Indoor Championships for a new program record. (Indoor)

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