NEW ORLEANS, La. (August 3, 2011) – Rutgers javelin thrower Jeremy Pennino (Watchung, N.J.) and sprinter Steve Werner (Newtown Sq., Pa.) were named to the 2011 All-Academic Track and Field Team, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced Wednesday
Pennino, a recent graduate of Rutgers with a degree in Exercise and Sports Studies, and Werner, a rising senior, were two of 420 student-athletes representing 153 institutions to receive the prestigious award.
Pennino and Werner, who is majoring in economics, enjoyed solid seasons with both advancing to the 2011 NCAA East Regional.
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 of the following athletic standards: for the indoor season, a student-athlete must have finished the regular season ranked in the national top 96 in an individual event or ranked in the national top 48 (collective listing) in a relay event on the official NCAA POP list provided by TFRRS.org; for the outdoor season, a student-athlete must have participated in any round of the NCAA Division I Championships (including preliminary rounds).