By TOM ZEBOLD
USF Senior Writer
TAMPA – The Bulls have set a new program record with a total of six student-athletes that have earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors.
Among the Bulls honored were Matthew O’Neal and Drew Volz – the first two USF men on the USTFCCCA list – along with Casey Wagner, Rachael James, Rachel Klinger, Miriam Skipper and Yasmin Smith. View the complete men’s list HERE and the women’s list HERE.
To be eligible, student-athletes must have had a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.25 and have finished the regular season ranked in the national top 96 in an individual event or ranked in the national top 48 in a relay event on the official NCAA POP list provided by TFRRS.org. A student-athlete must have participated in any round of the NCAA Division I Championships (including preliminary rounds) to qualify during the outdoor season.
“Our student-athletes continue to strive in the classroom as well as on the track and in the field,” head coach Warren Bye said. “Our coaches and academic staff did a tremendous job working with these athletes this season. They worked very hard to earn and accomplish such an award.”
O’Neal posted a GPA of 3.51 while Volz carded a 3.32 to qualify while Wagner led the USF women with a 4.0 GPA followed by Smith (3.94), Skipper (3.66), James (3.55) and Klinger (3.36).
“This academic honor is a testament of what type of student-athletes our coaches are bringing to this program,” Bye said.