NORTH CANTON, Ohio - The United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced their All-Academic athletes and teams for the 2018-19 academic year for track and field on Monday (July 22). 79 teams and 312 student-athletes were named from NCAA Division II on the men's side.
Walsh had eight individual representatives along with being named an All-Academic Team for the sixth straight year. The Cavaliers finished the year with a 3.37 GPA, the sixth highest in Division II.
"As a coaching staff, we could not be more proud of what our track & field student-athletes are doing in the classroom," said head coach Rob Mizicko. "It is so exciting to see both our men and women finish with such a high national GPA ranking. Our academic success is as important as our athletic success, and when we see these kinds of results in the classroom, it proves that Walsh Track & Field is so much more than just a competitive track and field team on meet day."
The following eight, listed with major, all earned All-Academic Individual honors. No team in the G-MAC had more All-Academic honors than Walsh and Walsh was tied for the fifth-most All-Academic Individuals.
- Jacob Caniford: Management/Marketing
- Josh Conrad: Education
- Jacob Kernell: Accounting
- Lane Knoch: Criminal Justice / Government & Foreign Affairs
- James Miller: Corporate Communications
- Noah Murray: Accounting
- Dante Penza: Accounting
- Chandler Wilhelm: Education
Miller was named All-Academic for the fourth time while Penza, Knoch and Kernell were winners for the second time in their careers.
To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic award, 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 season.