4 Hawkeyes Earn USTFCCCA Honor

Aug. 4, 2011

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa track and field student-athletes Brooke Eilers, Bethany Praska, Erik Sowinski and Ben Stancombe have been named to the 2011 United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division I All-Academic Track and Field Team.

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 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).

Bethany Praska

This is the second consecutive year Praska and Sowinski have earned the academic honor. Both student-athletes earned All-American honors while combining for four Big Ten titles in 2011.