Wyoming Track & Field Student-Athletes Garner USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors

By: Tsutomu Takasu

NEW ORLEANS, La. (July 22, 2019) – Wyoming’s men’s and women’s track & field teams earned All-Academic honors from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), it was announced Monday by the organization. Additionally, eight Wyoming student-athletes earned individual All-Academic honors.

For the Cowboys, Bryce Ailshie, Christopher Henry, Eric McArthur and Paul Roberts earned the distinction. Among the Cowgirls, Jerayah Davis, Kacey Doner, Shayla Howell and Emelda Malm-Annan were honored.

In order to earn the All-Academic distinction, student-athletes must have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 and rank in the top-96 in an individual event or top-48 in a relay during the indoor season, or compete at the preliminary round or championship during the outdoor season. For team honors, a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher must be recorded.

The Cowboys had a 3.39 GPA as a team, the highest among Mountain West schools, while the Cowgirls had a team GPA of 3.46, third in the league.

The Wyoming track & field teams ended the outdoor season by sending 11 student-athletes to the NCAA West Preliminary round, with four advancing to the NCAA National Championships. Davis became the first Cowgirl to earn All-America honors in three events at the same event. Henry earned the NCAA Elite 90 Award during the cross country season for having the highest GPA and most completed hours among championship contenders.

The Wyoming cross country season begins on Friday, Sept. 6, with the Wyoming Invite at the Little America Golf Course in Cheyenne, Wyo.