HANOVER, N.H. - Two Dartmouth men's track & field team student-athletes were honored Tuesday morning by the US Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) as members of the 2012 All-Academic Team.
Sophomore John Bleday (Westwood, Mass.) and junior Brett Gilson (Richboro, Pa.) were recognized by the organization for their work in the classroom, while also representing the Big Green on the track and field this season.
To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track & Field Team, the 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 TFRRS.org; for the outdoor season, a student-athlete must have participated in any round of the NCAA Division I Championships (including preliminary rounds).
In all 413 male student-athletes from across the country earned Division I All-Academic honors.
Bleday earned a grade-point average of 3.41 studying Economics, while Gilson is majoring in Environmental Studies and has also a cumulative GPA of 3.41.