NEW ORLEANS, La. (August 4, 2011) – Rutgers junior javelin thrower Alex Kelly (Florham Park, N.J.) was named to the 2011 All-Academic Track and Field Team, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced Thursday.
The BIG EAST was the third-most represented conference with 65 honorees. Kelly enjoyed a solid 2011 campaign, earning her third career berth to the 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).