(Carlisle, Pa.) – The Dickinson men's and women's track & field teams were both recognized as All-Academic Teams by the United States Track & Field/Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The Red Devil men were one of 80 programs to earn the distinction as a result of a cumulative team grade-point-average of 3.10 or higher. A total of 148 women's programs were also honored.
Senior Mary Nolte (Laurel, Md./Atholton) and junior Ryan Steinbock (Pittsburgh, Pa./Chartiers Valley) received individual honors for their efforts in competition and in the classroom. Nolte was presented with the Lloyd Hughes Senior Scholar Athlete Award, garnering the highest GPA of all senior female athletes, through their first seven semesters.
Nolte qualified for the NCAA National Outdoor Track & Field Championships, running to 21st place in the 1500 meters. She was also named to the Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll, and the All-Centennial Conference Sportsmanship Team. Nolte earned a degree in English and will return to Dickinson this fall to complete teaching certification.
Steinbock ran to a 13th place finish in the 5000 meters at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. He also broke the Centennial Conference and school records in the 3000 meters this season, clocking a time of 8:33.23. He claimed second in the 3000 meter steeplechase and third in the 1500 meters at the 2013 Centennial Conference Outdoor Championships. Steinbock added a conference title with the distance medley relay at the indoor championships and placed second in the 3000 meter event. Steinbock was named to the Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll as well. He is a double-major, studying International Business and Management and German.
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 either of the following athletic standards: a student-athlete must have competed in an NCAA Indoor or Outdoor Championship or finished the regular season ranked in the national top 35 in an individual event or ranked in the national top 25 (collective listing) in a relay event on the official NCAA POP list provided by TFRRS.org.