NEW ORLEANS, La. – Susquehanna track & field athletes Gabby Alguire (Tunkhannock, Pa./Tunkhannock Area) and Paul Crowe (Boalsburg, Pa./State College Area) have been named Academic All-Americans by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
To qualify for Academic All-America status, a student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.30 or higher and have either competed in a NCAA Indoor or Outdoor Championship or finished the season ranked in the top-35 nationally in an individual event (top-25 in a relay event).
Alguire adds Academic All-America status to her previous All-America honor in the javelin after placing seventh at May's NCAA Championships. Alguire, a rising sophomore and accounting major, captured seventh with a throw of 43.73m; her mark was also the second-best by a freshman at the meet.
She became the first Susquehanna All-American in the event since Janee Shaner in 1998 and currently holds the school record with her mark of 44.45m, set on April 12 at the Bison Outdoor Classic.
A total of 416 women earned All-Academic honors. For a complete list of women's Academic All-Americans, click here.
Crowe, a creative writing major, finished the outdoor season ranked 31st in among all Division III runners in the 10,000 meter run with a school-record time of 30:48.87, which he set at the April 12 Bison Outdoor Classic.
Crowe, a rising senior, and the rest of his teammates captured the 2014 Landmark Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championship for the first time in program history.
A total of 276 men received All-Academic status. To see the complete list of men's Academic All-Americans, click here.