Men's Track Places Four on All-Academic Team
NEW ORLEANS (7/24/14) - Four members of the Princeton men's track & field team have been named All-Academic it was announced by U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA.
Earning the honors are senior Alejandro Arroyo Yamin, senior Tom Hopkins, sophomore Chris Cook and freshman William Paulson.
The men's track & field team also qualified with a cumulative 3.08 GPA to earn USTFCCCA All-Academic team honors.
Arroyo Yamin qualified in the outdoor 10k as he competed at the East Regional. This is his fourth time earning all-academic honors.
Hopkins qualified for his efforts both indoor and outdoor. He finished the indoor season ranked 21st nationally in the long jump with a 7.66 (25-1.75). Outdoors he competed at the NCAA East Regional in both the 400 and the long jump. This is Hopkins' second All-Academic honor.
Earning his first all-academic honor is thrower Cook, who qualified both indoor and outdoors. Cook finished the indoor season ranked 91st in the shot put with a 17.42 (57-2) and competed at the NCAA East Regional in the same event outdoors.
Paulson qualified for his outdoor season. He competed in the NCAA East Regional in the 1500 and placed 43rd overall.
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).