July 27, 2012
RENO, Nev. -
A total of 676 student-athletes representing 171 institutions compose the group. For at least the third-consecutive year, Nebraska accumulated the most on the All-Academic team, claiming 15 on this year’s list. BYU matched the Huskers with 15. Oregon and Minnesota followed with 14. Florida State and Arkansas rounds out the top-five teams with 11.
The Big Ten managed a national-best, 81, who were named to the list. The Big 12 (76) and Pac-12 (66) followed as top-three leagues.
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).