Pair of Memphis Track Athletes Earn USTFCCCA Academic Award
Aug. 20, 2008
NEW ORLEANS - The United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced the men's and women's 2008 Division I All-Academic Track and Field team. A record total of 468 student-athletes representing 140 Division I institutions composed the women's 2008 All-Academic team. Another record total of 266 student-athletes representing 111 Division I institutions made up the men's 2008 All-Academic team.
Sivan Aballi a former Memphis women's track and field athlete and a senior on last year's team was the only Lady Tiger who qualified for the 2008 All-Academic Team. Aballi, from Holon, Isreal, competes in the shot put, weight throw, and discus for the Lady Tigers.
Steffen Nerdal another Memphis thrower and native of Bergen, Norway was the only qualifier from the men's team for the 2008 All-Academic Team. Nerdal is a senior who competes in the discus, weight throw and hammer throw for the Memphis men's track team.
The USTFCCCA honors Division I individuals for their academic and athletic achievements during the indoor and outdoor track and field seasons.
To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 and have met either the NCAA Division I Indoor automatic or provisional qualifying standard or the NCAA Division I Outdoor regional or national qualifying standard in their respective event.
To view the complete listing of all the athletes who qualified for the USTFCCCA Division I Men's All-Academic Track and Field team visit the USTFCCCA website by clicking on the link below.
To view the complete listing of all the athletes who qualified for the USTFCCCA Division I Women's All-Academic Track and Field team visit the USTFCCCA website by clicking on the link below.
The 2008 USTFCCCA Division I Women's All-Academic Track and Field Team