Lauren McNamara of Holmes NY and Oswego State Women’s Track & Field Honored by USTFCCCA

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Lauren McNamara of Holmes NY and Oswego State Women’s Track & Field Honored by USTFCCCA

OSWEGO, NY (08/12/2016)– Abigail Boyce of the Oswego State women’s track and field was named to the Division III All-Academic list by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Boyce has received praise for her outstanding performance on the track as well as in the classroom. She joins the rest of the women’s track and field team, who were recognized on the list of Scholar Teams of the Year.

Oswego’s team GPA of 3.12 along with individual performances at the national championships put it over the edge of securing a place on the highly-coveted list for the second time in three years. The squad – helped by Lauren McNamara – was one of 175 teams nationwide to be honored by the Association.

Boyce did most of her damage in the hurdling and jumping events, including a second-place finish in the triple jump at the St. John Fisher College Last Chance Meet in May. The 11.38 meter jump (37-feet 4-inch) was a career-best leap and put her into the outdoor national rankings. The then-junior found herself in the top-35 in the country with an 11.31 meter jump in the triple jump during the SUNYAC Indoor Track & Field Championships. This result helped Boyce meet all of the qualifications for the All-Academic list.

The Lockport, N.Y. native also excelled in the 100-meter and 400-meter editions of hurdles. Boyce clocked a personal-best 15.55 in the first event and another best of 1:07.29 in the latter.

In the classroom, Boyce maintained an impressive 3.83 cumulative GPA throughout the academic year. She is in the midst of tackling a major in finance and minor in statistics as she heads into her senior year at Oswego State. Boyce is part of a group of 423 individuals that were recognized among thousands of student-athletes at the Division III level.

To qualify for the All-Academic Track & Field List, student-athletes are required to have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.30. The individual must also compete in an NCAA Indoor or Outdoor Championship during the year. Aside from this, they may also qualify if they finish the regular season ranked in the top-35 nationally in an individual event or top-25 in a relay.

Author: Harlem Valley News