NEW ORLEANS – The Salisbury University women's track & field team picked up a conference championship in 2011, sent one student-athlete to the NCAA championship meet and, this week, added a prestigious academic honor.
On Wednesday, the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) named Salisbury's women's squad one of 111 Division III All-Academic Track & Field Teams.
In order to be eligible for recognition teams must post a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.1 for the academic year. The Sea Gulls finished the year with a 3.23 GPA.
Salisbury was one of three Capital Athletic Conference teams to earn All-Academic status, along with Frostburg State University and Hood College. The Sea Gulls picked up their second-consecutive CAC women's championship in 2011 led by sophomore Chelsea Tavik, who was named the league's Athlete of the Year. Tavik also qualified for both the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor National Championships in the shot put competition, earning All-American honors, with a third-place finish, at the outdoor championship. Salisbury saw 21 All-CAC selections this season with Head Coach Jim Jones being named the conference's Coach of the Year.
To see the entire list of women's programs selected as USTFCCCA All-Academic Teams, click here.