NEW ORLEANS -
The UC San Diego track and field program had three student-athletes named to the 2011 U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Teams, it was announced last week.
UCSD's Dustin Harris and Jesse Morrill were named to the men's team, while Kelly Fogarty was the Tritons' lone representative on the women's side.
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 an NCAA automatic or provisional qualifying mark in an individual or relay event at some point during the indoor or outdoor seasons.
Fogarty and Morrill represented UCSD at the NCAA Division II National Championships in Turlock, Calif. in May, where the Triton women finished fifth overall and the men placed 28th. Fogarty earned All-American distinction in both of her primary events, finishing fourth in the 100 and third in the 200. Her time of 23.55 in the longer sprint was a school record.
Morrill took part in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, finishing 14th overall in the prelims of the event.
Harris, who was a junior last season, is a Human Biology major in Warren College, while Morrill and Fogarty graduated in June with degrees in Management Science and Human Biology, respectively. Both were members of Sixth College.
In addition to the individual accolades, both the UCSD men's and women's squads were honored as 2011 Division II All-Academic Teams by the USTFCCCA for having a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher. The Triton men posted a team GPA of 3.21, while the women came in at 3.13.