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Apr 10, 2014 10:00 AM by Jordan Mason

UCCS's Tam earns RMAC Indoor Men's Academic Athlete of the Year Award

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - University of Colorado Colorado Springs sophomore distance runner Ryder Tam earned the 2013-14 RMAC Men's Indoor Track and Field Academic Athlete of the Year Award in the indoor conference academic honors announced Wednesday. Tam led three Mountain Lions who were named to the First Team or Honor Roll.

 

Tam earned a 3.949 grade point average in mechanical engineering and was a member of the distance medley relay team that scored at the RMAC Championships. He was the RMAC Summit Award winner during the cross country season as the student-athlete with the highest GPA at the conference championships. Tam was a member of the UCCS President's List in fall 2012 with a 4.00 semester GPA and is a two-time member of the UCCS Dean's List with a semester GPA between 3.75 and 3.99.

 

Jonathan Wright earned a spot on the RMAC All-Academic First Team with Tam with a 3.417 GPA in mechanical engineering and was the RMAC champion in the 400-meter dash this season. He was a member of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-South Central Region Team with the fastest 400 time in the region and was a provisional qualifier in the event. Wright ran the leadoff leg on the 4x400-meter relay team that finished second at the conference championships. He was a member of the RMAC All-Academic First Team in both the indoor and outdoor seasons last year and was a member of the UCCS Dean's List in fall 2012.

 

Rob Scrivner earned Honor Roll accolades with a 3.550 GPA in pre-physical therapy. He competed in the 3,000-meter run at the Joe Davies Open and Colorado Mines Twilight Open, and ran his season-best time of 9:40.97 at the Davies Open on Feb. 22. Scrivner was on the UCCS Dean's List in fall 2012.

 

Student-athletes needed a 3.30 GPA in at least two semesters of attendance at their current institution to be eligible for RMAC All-Academic honors. The first team was selected by the Sports Information Directors at each institution with men's track and field.

 

 

UCCS Women's Track: Diep Earns RMAC All-Academic First Team Honor

 

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - University of Colorado Colorado Springs sophomore Melanie Diep led three Mountain Lions on the RMAC Women's Indoor Track and Field Team with a selection to the First Team this afternoon. Angie Martell and Madison Neher both earned a spot on the Honor Roll.

 

Diep scored points for UCCS at the RMAC championships in the distance medley relay and mile run, and was a member of the DMR team that provisionally qualified at the Joe Davies Open on Feb. 21. She has a 4.00 grade point average in biology and was a member of the UCCS President's List in the fall 2012 and spring 2013 semester. Diep was a member of the RMAC All-Academic Honor Roll in cross country last fall and a member of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic Team in 2012-13.

 

Neher was a member of the RMAC All-Academic Honor Roll in the 2013 outdoor season and has a 3.698 GPA in nursing. She finished second in the 5,000-meter run at the Mines Twilight Open on Feb. 1 and had the second-fastest time for the Mountain Lions this season with 18:59.70.

 

Martell has a 3.596 GPA in environmental studies and was a member of the USTFCCCA All-Academic team last season. She was a member of the UCCS President's List in fall 2012 and was an RMAC Honor Roll selection in the indoor and outdoor season in 2012-13.

 

Student-athletes needed a 3.30 GPA in at least two semesters of attendance at their current institution to be eligible for RMAC All-Academic honors. The first team was selected by the Sports Information Directors at each institution with men's track and field.

 

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