NEW ORLEANS, La. - The plaudits for Bryn Mawr student-athletes continue to flood in this week as another coaching association has announced their academic award recipients for the 2017-18 season. This time, it is the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association who released their All-Academic Team and Individual lists, and Bryn Mawr is right in the mix once again.
After a phenomenal first-year campaign, Jennica Terry has once again drawn praise for her performances, this time in the classroom. The Owls freshman was named an All-Academic Individual by the USTFCCCA after meeting their criteria for the honor. To qualify for USTFCCCA All-Academic honors, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative GPA of 3.30 and must have met at least one of the following athletic standards:
- Competed in an NCAA Indoor or Outdoor Championship
- Finished the regular season ranked in the national top-50 in an individual event or ranked in the national top-35 in a relay event on the official NCAA Descending Order List.
Terry earned her way onto the list by way of her performance in the 60 meter hurdles during indoor season. Her school-record time of 9.04 seconds in the event at the Centennial Conference Championship meet also ranked 37th-fastest across the entire NCAA Division III landscape this season, easily qualifying Terry for All-Academic Individual status. Overall, 627 women from across the indoor and outdoor seasons earned All-Academic recognition from the USTFCCCA this year.
As a program, Bryn Mawr earned All-Academic Team honors from the USTFCCCA, which grants the honor yearly. To qualify, a program must have a 3.0 team grade point average or higher for the academic year. This past year, the Owls easily surpassed the GPA standards and qualified for the honor by posting a combined GPA of 3.44. Overall, 185 women's teams earned All-Academic status from the USTFCCCA this year.