Emmitsburg, Md. (July 31, 2017) – Natalia Hinton, Julian Woods and Kelly Yanucil of the Mount St. Mary's University track and field team have earned U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic honors, as announced by the organization on Friday.
To qualify for the honor, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative GPA 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).
Hinton posted a 3.7 cumulative grade-point average while earning a degree in criminal justice. She earned a spot in the NCAA East Preliminary round in the long jump after registering a career-best mark of 6.09m (19' 11.75") at George Mason. Hinton's jump broke a 24-year old Mount record of 6.04m (19' 9.75") in the event set by Annette Fitz on April 17, 1993. At the East Preliminary, Hinton registered a 43rd place finish with a time of 5.74m (18' 10").
Woods graduated in May with a degree in biology and a 3.57 cumulative GPA. He joined Hinton at the NCAA East Preliminaries, competing in the 400m hurdles for the second consecutive year. His time of 51.72 seconds in the event at the Penn Relays earned him a spot in the East Preliminary. Woods finished in 34th place at the Preliminary, clocking in at 53.42 to take sixth place in his heat.
Yanucil closed out her time at the Mount with a 3.34 cumulative GPA, graduating with a degree in accounting. She earned a spot at the East Preliminary for the third consecutive season after winning the javelin at the Penn Relays with a mark of 51.75m (169' 9"). Yanucil's throw broke her own school record of 51.07m (167' 6") that was set in 2016. At the East Preliminary, Yanucil placed 19th with a mark of 45.43m (149').