Devereaux, Muscaro, Women's Track & Field Earn USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – After dominating in the classroom while also excelling in their respective events throughout the indoor and outdoor seasons, graduating senior Briana Devereaux (Londonderry, N.H.) and rising sophomore Carly Muscaro (Ashland, Mass.) of the Merrimack College women's track & field team have been named to the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Team, as announced today.
The dynamic duo joined a list of 422 total women from 99 institutions that earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors for their combined academic and athletic accomplishments in both the indoor and outdoor seasons.
One of three graduating seniors on the women's side, Devereaux ended her career with an incredible outdoor season, notching six top-five finishes, including two victories – with one in the 4x800m relay at the Northeast-10 Conference Outdoor Championships. She was a provisional qualifier in the 800m dash and placed fifth in the event at the NE-10 Championships. The Human Development major graduated with a 3.50 grade-point average in 2013-14.
Muscaro, meanwhile, enjoyed a historic rookie season that saw her place second in the 400m national finals while also winning the same event at the NE-10 Outdoor Championships and the New England Championships en route to being named the NE-10 Conference Female Track Rookie of the Year for the indoor and outdoor season. She was equally brilliant in her first year in the classroom, finishing with a 3.96 GPA.
To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team, student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 and have reached a provisional or automatic qualifying standard for the NCAA Championships in either indoor or outdoor seasons.
The USTFCCCA also announced Tuesday the 2014 Division II All-Academic Track & Field teams, which the Merrimack women proudly ranked among. The Warriors joined a total of 105 women's teams and 50 men's teams that earned the distinction as a result of earning a cumulative team GPA of 3.00 or higher.