NEW ORLEANS - The Fort Hays State men's and women's track and field programs both earned the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team award in 2020-21, announced Thursday (July 22) by the coaches organization. It is the fifth year in a row both teams have earned the distinction.
Fort Hays State was also well-represented on the All-Academic individual award list, with 15 Tigers being named All-Academic athletes. Tigers receiving the honor in 2020-21 include Addie Berens, Rhyann Brown, Laurel Haley, Lyric Holman, Mattie Rossi, Emily Salmans and Taylor Savolt on the women's side while Hayden Albright, David Enns, Mark Faber, Ethan Lang, Kolgan Ohl, Jack Pakkebier, Xavier Robinson and Ryan Stanley represented the men's team.
To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic award, student-athletes must compile a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 and reach a provisional or automatic qualifying standard for the NCAA Championships in either indoor or outdoor seasons.
It was the third-such honor for Stanley, while Rossi, Faber and Robinson were all named for the second time.
To earn the team academic distinction, a program must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. The Tiger women carry a team GPA of 3.544, while the men's squad maintains a mark of 3.10. A total of 216 programs earned All-Academic Team distinction in 2020-21, including 130 women's teams and 86 men's teams. More than 700 athletes from across the country earned the individual honor at the Division II level, including 398 women and 338 men.
2020-21 USTFCCCA All-Academic Athletes From Fort Hays State Name GPA Event Mark Major
Addie Berens3.75Javelin (O)151-10 (46.29m)Elementary Education
Rhyann Brown3.62Javelin (O)154-3 (47.01m)Health and Human Performance (Sport and Exercise Therapy)
Laurel Haley3.61Hammer Throw (O)186-3 (56.76m) #Art (Art History)
Lyric Holman3.4160m Dash (I)7.59 #Psychology100m Dash (O)11.46 #200m Dash (O)23.71 #4x400m Relay (O)3:45.73 #
Mattie Rossi3.73Pentathlon (I)3,497 #Agricultural Business100m Hurdles (O)14.04400m Hurdles (O)1:00.70 #4x400m Relay (O)3:45.73 #Heptathlon (O)4,984 #
Emily Salmans3.99800m Run (O)2:11.68 #Elementary Education4x400m Relay (O)3:45.73 #
Taylor Savolt3.85Triple Jump (I)39-0.25 (11.89m)Marketing4x400m Relay (O)3:45.73 #Heptathlon (O)4,609
Hayden Albright3.774x100m Relay (O)40.46Information Networking and Telecommunications (Cybersecurity)4x400m Relay (O)3:11.32 #
David Enns3.91Javelin (O)202-1 (61.59m)Health and Human Performance (K-12 Teaching/Coaching)
Mark Faber4.00Pole Vault (I)15-9.25 (4.81m)Biology (Health Professions)Pole Vault (O)16-9.5 (5.12m)|
Ethan Lang3.79800m Run (I)1:52.22Finance (Financial Planning)Distance Medley Relay (I)10:01.41800m Run (O)1:51.644x400m Relay (O)3:11.32 #
Kolgan Ohl3.82Discus (O)164-6 (50.14m)Agriculture (Agronomy)
Jack Pakkebier3.534x400m Relay (O)3:11.32 #PhysicsDecathlon (O)6,456
Xavier Robinson3.77Triple Jump (I)47-11 (14.60m)Finance4x100m Relay (O)40.46
Ryan Stanley3.97Pole Vault (I)16-9.25 (5.11m) #ManagementPole Vault (O)17-2.25 (5.24m) #
# indicates school record