CU Buffs track & field places 10 athletes on All-Academic team

The Colorado track and field team placed 10 individuals, seven women and three men, on the USTFCCCA All-Academic team.

On the men’s side, Nick Harris, Joe Klecker, and Ben Saarel received All-Academic recognition, while Madison Boreman, Erin Clark, Eriana Henderson, Sage Hurta, Karina Mann, Makena Morely, and Melanie Nun were named to the women’s team.

Among the CU student-athletes recognized for academic excellence, four individuals scored points in their respective events at the NCAA Division I Championships. Saarel continued to represent CU well this season, finishing eighth nationally in the 1,500 meters while maintaining a 3.98 cumulative GPA as an engineering physics and computer science double major. Klecker, a sophomore biochemistry major, finished seventh nationally in the 5,000 meters while earning a 3.98 semester GPA.

Boreman placed second nationally in the 3,000-meter steeplechase while owning a 3.75 cumulative GPA as a psychology major. Clark, who competed in the 10,000 meters for the first time in her collegiate career this season, graduated with a degree in ecology and evolutionary biology and currently holds a 3.73 GPA as she works to earn a master’s degree in educational foundations.

To be eligible for All-Academic distinction, student-athletes must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher and meet one of the following athletic standards: for the indoor season, athletes must finish the regular season ranked in the top 96 nationally in individual events, or the top 48 in a relay event; for the outdoor season, athletes must compete in any round of the NCAA Division I Championships (including preliminary rounds.)