Hoosier Men Named USTFCCCA Scholar Team of the Year
Aug. 2, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana men's track and field program has been named the Scholar Team of the Year for indoor track and field, the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced on Monday. The Hoosiers were the highest placing team at the NCAA Indoor Championships with a team GPA of over 3.0. IU finished the year with a team GPA of 3.02 and took sixth place at the indoor national championships.
Indiana director and head coach Ron Helmer said these are the types of honors that really show off the achievement of student-athletes on the IU campus.
"For our student-athletes to place as high as they did at the indoor national championships is a great accomplishment in its own right," said Helmer. "When you realize that they were able to do that while earning a team GPA of 3.02, it is really a very impressive thing. To achieve both athletically and academically is always our goal as a program, so earning honors like this one is really a testament to the hard work these kids put in."
Indiana placed sixth at the 2010 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships and ended the 2010 winter term with a 3.02 cumulative team GPA. At the March meeting, sophomore Derek Drouin would win the front end of the indoor-outdoor high jump double for 10 points to the Hoosier cause. Freshman Andrew Bayer was third and sophomore Andrew Poore was eighth at 3000 meters while Jeffery Coover took third in the pole vault. The DMR team of De'Sean Turner, Kind Butler, Daniel Stockberger, and Bayer took seventh.
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