NEW ORLEANS, La. – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced the recipients of its 2016-17 NCAA Division III team and individual postseason academic awards. Capital University was well represented with a total of nine accolades coming to Bexley after both announcements were made.
Both the Capital men's and women's track and field teams earned All-Academic Team standing after meeting the criteria set forth by the USTFCCCA. Each team also earned the honor for the second consecutive year under Head Coach Hannah Weiss. It also demonstrated the fifth time the women's track & field team met the mark since 2010.
A total of 294 teams (183 women's, 111 men's) were honored for their academics by the USTFCCCA. In order to be in contention to be named a Scholar Team, a program must have at least a 3.00 cumulative team GPA.
Rising senior Logan Allison (Gallipolis, Ohio/Gallia Academy) added to his trophy case with his second career USTFCCCA Scholar-Athlete award. The CoSIDA Academic All-American joined Jason Coon as the two male representatives.
Five female track & field athletes represented Capital as USTFCCCA Scholar-Athletes. Larkin Joseph (New Philadelphia, Ohio/New Philadelphia), Caitlyn Tulloss (Utica, Ohio/Northridge), Taylor Manivanh (Grove City, Ohio/Central Crossing), and Hunter Mouser (London, Ohio/London) reeled in their first such honors of their careers. Recent graduate Amber Thomas closed out her career on a high note and earned her first scholar-athletes nod.