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Academic Honors go to Central Men’s Track Stand-Outs

Posted: Wednesday, August 10th, 2011 at 5:56 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports-Eric Gotschall - information provided by Central College

A pair of the top performers from this past season’s Central College men’s track and field team have been recognized for their hard work in the classroom, as well as their successes in competition.  Kurtis Brondyke and Tyler Crouse were named to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division III All-Academic track and field team.  

It is the second consecutive year that Crouse has received the honor, after posting a 3.47 GPA as a biology major.  He was a national indoor meet qualifier in the weight throw, and finished 18th at the outdoor championships in the discus.  Brondyke – a six-time All-American – compiled a 3.33 cumulative GPA while majoring in exercise science/health promotion.  

To be eligible for the honor, a student-athlete must attain a 3.3 or better cumulative GPA and meet an NCAA automatic or provisional qualifying mark in an individual or relay event.  

Central’s men’s track and field program has received USTFCCCA All-Academic honors 22 times by 18 student-athletes.