Krusell Named to USTFCCCA All-Academic Track & Field Team
(New Orleans, La.) – Dickinson College senior Brian Krusell (Newington, Conn./Newington) was named to the 2011 U.S. Track & Field/Cross Country Coaches Association Division III All-Academic Team.
Krusell had an outstanding year to cap a brilliant career as a Red Devil. In cross country he earned First-team All-Centennial Conference honors all four years, becoming just the second male athlete in conference history to accomplish that feat. The Red Devils captured conference titles in 2008 and 2009, winning the Centennial "Triple Crown" in 2009 with titles in indoor and outdoor track & field. Krusell helped Dickinson tally the lowest score in championship history, posting 16 points in 2009 as well.
Krusell earned three All-Region honors in cross country and was named the teams' co-MVP in 2010. He was selected to the USTFCCCA All-Academic Cross Country team in 2007, 2008 and 2010.
Krusell clocked his first NCAA provisional time in the 10,000 meters this season, crossing the line in the second fastest time in school history. He finished in 30:58.39, the second fastest time in school history. He is also the first Red Devil runner to break 31 minutes.
Scholar Athlete of the Year Awards are selected from among those who earned All-Academic status and placed highest in individual events at the most recent NCAA Championships. Those who earn multiple individual championship titles rank higher in the tie-breaking process, and cumulative GPA is weighed as the final tiebreaker to establish a winner. Separate awards are given to track athletes and field athletes for the indoor and outdoor seasons, resulting in four categories.
In addition to the Scholar Athletes of the Year, the USTFCCCA also announced the men's 2011 Division III All-Academic Track & Field team. A total of 200 student-athletes representing 72 institutions compose the group.
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 an NCAA automatic or provisional qualifying mark in an individual or relay event at some point in either indoor or outdoor seasons. Participation in an NCAA Championship also fulfills the athletic component of All-Academic qualification.