New Orleans, LA --- Warren Staver (Centreville, MD) and Lea Strangio (Watertown, MA) each collected their fourth USTFCCCA Track & Field All-Academic honor as a total of 13 student-athletes were recognized for both their athletic performance and work in the classroom. Abby McAdams (Montville, CT), Sydney Packard (Georgetown, MA), Austin Scott (Waddington, NY) and Aaron Weeks (Pittsfield, MA) all earned back-to-back nods. The teams were also lauded for their combined GPA for the 11th consecutive year.
Staver accomplished the feat in five events, including three relays. He ranked seventh in the outdoor 4x400m, 16th in the indoor 4x400m, and 23rd in the distance medley relay, as well as 28th and 38th in the indoor and outdoor 400m, respectively. Strangio was a part of the 12th-ranked distance medley relay and was 21st and 34th in the outdoor and indoor 800m.
The women's DMR also featured Packard, Maggie LaRoche (Silverlake, NH) and Emily Newman (Easton, MA). In addition to the relay, Packard was third in both 800m runs, seventh in the mile and 10th in the 1,500m. McAdams amassed the 27th-ranked pentathlon score.
Scott and Tom Hanlon (Derry, NH) joined Staver on the DMR team, while Scott was 13th in the mile and 39th in the 800m. Nick Fleury (Hopkinton, NH) ended up seventh as a member of the 4x400m and was honored alongside Antoine Harris (Southington, CT) in the 24th-ranked 4x100m. Individually, Harris was 23rd in the indoor 200m. Oliver Thomas (Goffstown, NH) clocked the 20th-fastest 60m hurdle and 34th-quickest 110m high hurdle times while Matt Adiletta (Bolton, MA) was 32nd in the 60m, and Weeks was 49th in the javelin.
As a team, the women touted a 3.57 GPA to tie Williams and Wash U for 23rd of 186 programs. Oddly enough, the men also tied the Ephs and Bears placing 24th out of 107 programs with a 3.40 GPA. Regionally, the men were fifth and women were sixth.
To qualify for individual USTFCCCA All-Academic honors, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative GPA of 3.30 and must have met at least one of the following athletic standards: (1) Competed in an NCAA Indoor or Outdoor Championship or (2) Finished the regular season ranked in the national top-50 in an individual event or ranked in the national top-35 in a relay event on the official NCAA Descending Order List.
Congrats to the smartest group of people I know! Both @WPITrackField women & men's teams were named All-Academic nationally by @USTFCCCA as were individuals: Matt, Nick, Tom, Antoine, Austin, Warren, Oliver, Aaron, Maggie, Abigail, Emily, Sydney & Lea!!! #smartypants https://t.co/YNxN4hGLzi— Coach Chabs (@CoachChabs) July 26, 2018