NEW ORLEANS - For the third straight year, the Miami University men's track and field team was recognized for its work in the classroom as the RedHawks were named an All-Academic Team by the U.S. Track & Field/Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Thursday.
Miami, which was one of just two Mid-American Conference schools to receive the distinction along with Akron, compiled a 3.05 GPA. A total of 85 men's division I track and field teams earned the All-Academic Team honor, which requires a team to have a cumulative team GPA above a 3.0. The Big East and Ivy League tied for the most teams recognized with seven each while Stanford had the best team GPA at 3.49.
On Tuesday, the USTFCCCA announced that Miami senior Jordan Goffena and rising junior Rob Stein were named to the All-Academic Team as individuals by compiling a GPA above 3.25 and qualifying for the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds. Miami's men's cross country team was also named a USTFCCCA All-Academic Team this past season while Miami's women's track and field team also received All-Academic Team honors.