Aug. 4, 2011
New Orleans – Boston College track and field members Caitlin Bailey and Jillian King were named to the 2011 Division I All-Academic Team as announced by the U.S Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Thursday. The two Eagles were a part of the record 663 student-athletes from 172 institutions from around the nation.
To be eligible, student-athletes must have compiled a 3.25 grade point average 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).
Bailey, a winner of the prestigious Weaver-James- Corrigan post-graduate scholarship, is working towards her MBA with specializations in Marketing and Finance. This past spring, the Oakville, Ontario native ran in the 800-meter competition at NCAA East Regional for fourth time in her career.
This is the third such honor for King, a pre-med major, who garnered the award for the 2009 and 2010 cross country seasons. The rising-senior from Scotia, N.Y. donned the Maroon and Gold for the 1,500-meter run at the NCAA East Regional this past May.
Even prior to reaching the NCAA East Regional,Bailey and King had put together successful seasons. Both athletes were instrumental parts of the 4x1500-meter relay that captured Boston College first women’s track and field title at the infamous Penn Relay Carnival. The Eagles also won a pair of 800-meter championships, with Bailey winning at ECACs and King taking the New England wreath.
To view the complete list, as well as the USTFCCCA Scholar-Athletes of the Year, please click here