Press Release for Friday, August 6, 2010

Trexler named USTFCCCA All Academic

Chris Whitehead

Assistant Director of Athletic Media Relations

(904) 620-4029

The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced the women’s 2010 Division I All-Academic Track & Field team and the University of North Florida’s Elise Trexler was one of the recipients to earn the accolade.

“It’s great to see Elise receive acknowledgement that she was not only one of the top athletes in UNF track & field history but also an outstanding student,” head coach Mark VanAlstyne commented. “Elise exemplifies everything we expect Osprey athletes to be. What a perfect way to cap off a senior year in which she set a UNF record, won two A-Sun titles and qualified for the NCAA Championships!”

Trexler, a high jumper, ranked as high as 22nd in the East Region with a height of 1.78m, topping the Atlantic Sun Conference and garnering A-Sun First Team All-Conference honors. Trexler jumped her personal best height at the FSU Seminole Invite in April.

A record total of 551 student-athletes representing 150 institutions compose the group. Nebraska led all schools for the second-straight year with 18 honorees while BYU was next in the order with 15 on the list. The Big Ten notched the conference lead with 65 All-Academic nods while the Big 12 was edged out with 64.
Twenty-eight All-Academic honorees were reported to have cumulative GPAs of 4.0 and above.
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 the NCAA Division I Indoor automatic or provisional qualifying standard or participated in the NCAA Division I Outdoor Championships (including preliminary rounds) in their respective event.