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Gamecock Track Teams Honored as USTFCCA All-Academic Squads
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Gamecock Track Teams Honored as USTFCCA All-Academic Squads

by Rob Walden

Eleven individuals, both programs recognized for academic success

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Eleven members of the University of South Carolina track & field program were honored as USTFCCCA All-Academic Team selections, the organization announced Thursday. In addition, the Carolina men’s and women’s squads each earned All-Academic Team designation.

On the men’s side, Gamecocks Eric Favors, Rivaldo Leacock, Markus Leemet, Ncincilili Titi and Armand Woodley were honored by the USTFCCCA. Aliyah Abrams, Shelby Freedman, Amecia Pennamon, Rougui Sow, Alycia Springs and Hailey Sweatman earned the distinction for the women’s program.

The Gamecock women’s program posted a GPA of 3.41 this past season, while the men’s program set a team record with a 3.33 GPA. This is the 10th-consecutive season that the Gamecocks have earned USTFCCCA All-Academic laurels under head coach Curtis Frye. To qualify for the team distinction, a program must have a combined GPA of 3.0 or greater during the indoor and/or outdoor season.

To qualify individually for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team, a 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; for the outdoor season, a student-athlete must have participated in any round of the NCAA Division I Championships (including preliminary rounds).

The Gamecocks were one of eight SEC programs to place both the men’s and women’s teams on the USTFCCCA list. Carolina’s 11 individual honorees rank sixth-best in the league.

The USTFCCCA recognition caps another banner year in the classroom for the Gamecocks. Graduated senior Ncincilili Titi was named SEC Men’s Indoor Scholar-Athlete of the Year, while Allie Mueller was honored as a Google Cloud CoSIDA Academic All-American. The Gamecocks placed 48 veterans on the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll and 11 newcomers on the conference’s First-Year Honor Roll, with 67 percent of the roster earning SEC academic recognition.