Men's Track and Field lands three on USTFCCCA All-Academic Team
Aug. 3, 2011
NEW ORLEANS - Texas senior Brandon Drenon, junior Kenny Greaves and sophomore Marquise Goodwin were named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team on Wednesday, the organization has announced. It is Greaves' third USTFCCCA All-Academic honor, while Goodwin and Drenon earned their second nods.
Drenon is a two-time Academic All-Big 12 selection that graduated in May of 2011 with a 3.78 grade point average in Radio, Television and Film. He is a three-time All-Big 12 honoree and advanced to the NCAA West Preliminary meet this season in the discus where he finished 30th.
Greaves, a three-time Academic All-Big 12 First Team selection, posted a 3.64 grade point average in architectural engineering. He earned two All-Big 12 selections on the year with a second-place finish in the outdoor decathlon and a fifth-place finish indoors in the heptathlon. Greaves also advanced to the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the decathlon, where he finished 20th.
Goodwin owns a 3.27 GPA in the college of education. He swept the Big 12 Long Jump titles during his sophomore campaign en route to earning two All-America honors with a third-place finish at the NCAA Indoor meet and a fourth-place effort at the NCAA Outdoor Championship. The 2011 U.S. National Champion in the event is a two-time Academic All-Big 12 First Team selection, earning an honor in both football and track and field.
The USTFCCCA honors Division I student-athletes for their athletic and academic achievements in both the indoor and outdoor seasons.
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).