NEW ORLEANS, La. - The United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association has recognized Towson University as an All-Academic team for the 2012 season, the organization announced. The Tigers were one of 171 schools to earn the distinction, which is earned when the team garners a cumulative grade point average of over 3.0.
"I'm really proud of the fact that we had the highest grade point average of all the teams in the Colonial Athletic Association," Towson head coach Roger Erricker said. "It continues the tradition of academic excellence that we demand. As a program, our student-athletes have bought into the goal that academics come first."
Towson was one of six CAA schools to earn the honor, but the Tigers had the top marks in the league with a 3.30 cumulative grade point average. William & Mary, George Mason, Delaware, James Madison and UNC Wilmington also attained the award.
The USTFCCCA named Arkansas as the Indoor Track and Field Scholar Team of the Year, while Stanford took home the Outdoor Track and Field Scholar Team of the Year.
The BIG EAST led the way as a conference had 12 teams accomplishing All-Academic Team status, while the Mid-American Conference and Big Ten each placed nine schools on the list.