Luther Women’s Track Team – Seven Student-Athletes Named to 2013 USTFCCCA All-Academic Team

The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) has announced that the Luther College women’s track field team has been named a 2013 All-Academic Team. Luther was one of 148 NCAA III institutions to earn this award.

To earn this award, a track team’s entire roster must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.10 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Luther’s team GPA was 3.33.

In addition, seven members of the team earned USTFCCAA All-Academic honors. This group included seniors Annie Klepper (Algona, Iowa), Addy Rickels (Vinton, Iowa/Vinton-Shellsburg) and Christina Storlie (Decorah, Iowa); junior Maggie Pierson (Plymouth, Minn./Wayzata); sophomore Leah Broderick (Decorah, Iowa); and freshmen Jackie Hoyme (Decorah, Iowa) and Tricia Serres (Platteville, Wis.).

Klepper, Pierson and Serres were members of a distance medley relay team that finished the indoor season ranked 8th in the nation (11:50.55); Broderick and Rickels were ranked 31st and 34th respectively indoors in the Pentathlon, and Broderick was also ranked 34th outdoors in the Heptathlon; Storlie qualified for the Outdoor National Championships for a third time in the 3,000 steeplechase (11:04.23) that ranked 21st in the nation; Hoyme qualified for the Outdoor National Championships in the discus ranked 12th in the nation (144-9); Serres qualified for both the Indoor and Outdoor National Championships earning All-American honors indoors in the Mile placing fourth (4:50.50) and All-American honors outdoors in the 1500 placing fifth (4:23.46).

To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic honor, a student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 and have met either of the following athletic standards: a student-athlete must have competed in an NCAA Indoor or Outdoor Championship or finished the regular season ranked in the national top 35 in an individual event or ranked in the national top 25 (collective listing) in a relay event on the official NCAA POP list provided by TFRRS.org.

MD

Senior

Algona, Iowa

Algona

MD

Junior

Plymouth, Minn.

Wayzata

ME

Senior

Vinton, Iowa

Vinton-Shellsburg

MD

Senior

Decorah, Iowa

Decorah

ME

Sophomore

Decorah, Iowa

Decorah

T

First Year

Decorah, Iowa

Decorah

MD

First Year

Platteville, Wis.

Platteville

NCAA

IIAC