NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced the Division III men's Scholar Athletes of the Year and the All-Academic honorees on Tuesday, and Washington and Lee rising junior Dillon Myers (Foxborough, Mass./Foxborough) garnered All-Academic laurels.
Myers was one of 226 student-athletes to achieve All-Academic status. He finished his second season at W&L on May 25 at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships. He took 11th in the decathlon with a school-record 6,515 points.
He registered five top-five finishes at the ODAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships on April 21, placing second in the 400 hurdles (54.90), fourth in the high jump (1.86m), fifth in the long jump (6.37m), fifth in the triple jump (12.61m) and fifth in the javelin (49.37m).
To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade-point average of 3.30 and have met either of the following athletic standards: a student-athlete must have competed in an NCAA Indoor or Outdoor Championship or finished the regular season ranked in the national top 35 in an individual event or ranked in the national top 25 (collective listing) in a relay event on the official NCAA POP list provided by TFRRS.org.
Tyler Genovese of UW-Eau Claire was the Indoor Field Scholar Athlete of the Year, Tim VanLiew of Rutgers-Camden was the Outdoor Field Scholar Athlete of the Year and Tim Nelson of UW-Stout was the Indoor and Outdoor Track Scholar Athlete of the Year.
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