July 25, 2014
STORRS, Conn. – University of Connecticut men’s track and field standout Alvaro Chavez (West Windsor, N.J.) earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors for the 2013-14 season as announced by the organization on Tuesday. Chavez is one of 496 men from 165 institutions to earn USTFCCCA All-Academic honors for his combined academic and athletic accomplishments.
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 at least one 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).
Chavez, who competed at the 2014 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championship, finishing the preliminary round in the 800m with a time of 1:51.13, enjoyed a stellar sophomore season in Storrs. The runner took home the bronze medal in the 800m at the American Athletic Conference Championship (1:51.18) and claimed first place in the 1,000, run at the Great Dane Classic.
In addition to his work on the track, Chavez compiled a 3.55 GPA in the UConn School of Business, which was ranked as the No. 1 undergraduate public business program in New England by US News & World Report (2014.
"AJ is the epitome of the "student-athlete”, said UConn head coach Greg Roy. “An All-American in the 800 meters as a sophomore, he is able to balance his demanding schedule in the School of Business with an equally demanding schedule in Division I Track and Field. He is an All-American in every aspect of his life."