July 24, 2012
STORRS, Conn – University of Connecticut men’s track and field senior Kevin Smith was selected to the 2012 Division I USTFCCCA All-Academic Team as announced by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association on Tuesday morning. Smith is one of 431 student-athletes who represent 148 institutions and is the lone Husky honored this year.
Smith, a Harwinton, Conn. native, was part of UConn’s 4x100 meter relay squad that broke the all-time Connecticut record with a 15th place finish at the NCAA First Round with a time of 40.27. Smith, an Allied Health Science major, also captured a silver medal at the 2012 Outdoor BIG EAST Championship in the 4x100m relay.
To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and 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).