Arizona State’s Lewis, Oregon’s Rupp, and Kansas State’s Sellers Top USTFCCCA Division I Men’s All-Academic Track & Field Selections

Arizona State’s Lewis, Oregon’s Rupp, and Kansas State’s Sellers Top USTFCCCA Division I Men’s All-Academic Track & Field Selections

NEW ORLEANS – Three student-athletes who attained eight individual national titles both indoors and outdoors in 2009 have added to their collection of hardware as the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced Monday the Men’s 2009 Division I Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field Scholar Athletes of the Year.

Those three student-athletes are Indoor Field Scholar Athlete Jason Lewis of Arizona State, Indoor and Outdoor Track Scholar Athlete Galen Rupp of Oregon, and Outdoor Field Scholar Athlete Scott Sellers of Kansas State.


Rupp, a senior from Portland, Oregon earned the 2009 Division I Outdoor Track Scholar Athlete of the Year award after a strong outdoor campaign. Rupp’s senior outdoor season was highlighted by national titles in the 5000 meters and 10,000 meters at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. His 20 points helped lead the Ducks to a second-place finish in the team standings.

As a business administration manager at Oregon, Rupp compiled a 3.890 cumulative GPA. He was named the 2009 USTFCCCA Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year earlier this summer.

After an outdoor season that culminated in an individual national championship in the high jump at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Scott Sellers of Kansas State has been named the 2009 Division I Outdoor Field Scholar Athlete of the Year. Sellers cleared his first six attempts, finishing with a best clearance of 7”-5”. He earlier won the NCAA Indoor title in the high jump to complete a sweep of the 2009 high jump titles.

Sellers, a senior from Katy, Texas, compiled a 3.617 cumulative GPA in business at Kansas State.


Rupp also earns the Division I Indoor Track Scholar Athlete of the Year award after a legendary performance at the 2009 NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships. Rupp won individual titles in the 3000 meters and 5000 meters and anchored the Ducks’ winning distance medley relay, the first person in history to win all three events at the same national championship. Rupp’s heroics helped lead the Ducks to the indoor team title.

Rupp was named the 2009 USTFCCCA Indoor Track Athlete of the Year following the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships.

Jason Lewis of Arizona State is the 2009 Indoor Field Scholar Athlete of the Year after winning the weight throw at the 2009 Indoor Championships. A former walk-on, Lewis achieved a nearly three-foot personal best on his next-to-last attempt to win the individual title. He had the fourth-best mark in the event headed into the Championships.

A junior history major at Arizona State, Lewis has compiled a 3.690 cumulative GPA.


In addition to the Scholar Athletes of the Year, the USTFCCCA also announced the men’s 2009 Division I All-Academic Track and Field team. A record total of 329 student-athletes representing 108 Division I institutions made up the men’s 2009 All-Academic team.

The University of Nebraska led all institutions with 16 student-athletes on the All-Academic team, followed by Brigham Young University with 12 student-athletes on the team. University of Oregon placed 11 student-athletes on the team.

The Big 12 Conference led all conferences with 46 selections, with the Pacific-10 Conference following closely with 42 selections. The Mountain West Conference had 28 men’s student-athletes earn All-Academic honors.

The USTFCCCA honors Division I individuals for their academic and athletic achievements during the indoor and outdoor track and field seasons.

To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 and have met either the NCAA Division I Indoor automatic or provisional qualifying standard or the NCAA Division I Outdoor regional or national qualifying standard in their respective event.

The 2009 USTFCCCA Division I Men’s All-Academic Track and Field Team

Brandon Bethke Arizona State University
Ben Engelhardt Arizona State University
Jeff Helwig Arizona State University
Justin Kremer Arizona State University
Jason Lewis Arizona State University
Lawrence Trice Arizona State University
Ryan Whiting Arizona State University
Zacharias Arnos Boise State University
Eric Demers Boise State University
Trevor Kraychir Boise State University
Eetu Viitala Boise State University
Simon Wardhaugh Boise State University
Miles Batty Brigham Young University
Kevin Beisinger Brigham Young University
Andrew Foster Brigham Young University
Travis Fuller Brigham Young University
Jacob Gustafsson Brigham Young University
Jonathan Kotter Brigham Young University
Ryan Merriman Brigham Young University
Whitney Neves Brigham Young University
Nathan Ogden Brigham Young University
Aaron Powell Brigham Young University
Lance Walker Brigham Young University
Jason Witt Brigham Young University
Reginald Cole Brown University
Duriel Hardy Brown University
Craig Kinsley Brown University
Bryan Powlen Brown University
Kyle Anthony Bucknell University
Steven Pierce Bucknell University
Andy Baker Butler University
Kris Gauson Butler University
Stephen Lisgo Butler University
Joe Macdonald Butler University
Rob Mullett Butler University
Ronald Brookins California State University, Sacramento
Gregory Grose California State University, Sacramento
David Rabinowitz California State University, Sacramento
Marcus Breidinger Central Michigan University
Greg Pilling Central Michigan University
Mark Manno Coastal Carolina University
Ian Fitzgerald College of William and Mary
Brandon Heroux College of William and Mary
Christo Landry College of William and Mary
Brian Sklodowski College of William and Mary
Douglas Dieker Colorado State University
Jeremy Freed Colorado State University
Ryan Friese Colorado State University
Joseph Godell Colorado State University
Jeffrey Horinek Colorado State University
Jakob Keyser Colorado State University
William Ballenthin Columbia University
Jeffrey Moriarty Columbia University
Stefan Vutescu Columbia University
Jansen Archer Coppin State University
Kayon Smith Coppin State University
Jamie Wilson Coppin State University
Bob Beldan Cornell University
Adrien Dannemiller Cornell University
Andy Miller Cornell University
Erik Roneker Cornell University
Duane Teixeira Cornell University
Tom Robbins Dartmouth College
Tim Wunderlich Dartmouth College
Chris Zablocki Dartmouth College
Brad Millar DePaul University
Leyden Tolhurst Drake University
Tyler Clarke Duke University
Ryan McDermott Duke University
Matthew Dennish East Carolina University
Jarrett Newby East Carolina University
Gonzalo Barroilhet Florida State University
Javier Garcia-Tunon Florida State University
Bryan Howard Florida State University
Matt Leeder Florida State University
Travis Whitfield Florida State University
Christoph Hutschalik Gardner-Webb University
Paul Steinke Gardner-Webb University
Samuel J. Horn George Mason University
Liam Boylan-Pett Georgetown University
Justin Scheid Georgetown University
Toby Ulm Georgetown University
Hunter Clasen Georgia Institute of Technology
Matt DiDia Georgia Institute of Technology
Emory C Gibbs Georgia Institute of Technology
Subbu Sivanesan Georgia Institute of Technology
Mark Steeds Georgia State University
Daniel Chenoweth Harvard University
Charles Gillespie Harvard University
Justin Grinstead Harvard University
Anthony Berkis High Point University
Josh Morgan High Point University
Levi Keller Idaho State University
Samuel Pierson Idaho State University
Eric Strand Idaho State University
Michael Disher Indiana State University
Antinoice Surry Indiana State University
Kyle Walsh Indiana State University
Joshua Hibbs Iona College
Andrew Ledwith Iona College
Ryan Sheridan Iona College
Alexander Soderberg Iona College
Hillary Bor Iowa State University
Kiel Uhl Iowa State University
Moritz Cleve Kansas State University
Jason Collett Kansas State University
Rok Derzanic Kansas State University
Michael Healey Kansas State University
Jack Sachse Kansas State University
Scott Sellers Kansas State University
Camerson Traxson Kansas State University
Tony Jordanek Kent State University
Trevon Rainford La Salle University
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Ryan Bell Liberty University
Elliot Galeone Liberty University
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Matt Parker Liberty University
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Michael Knox Lipscomb University
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Adam Wilcox Louisiana State University
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Albert Johnson Manhattan College
Patrick Sovacool Miami University (Ohio)
Michael Veatch Miami University (Ohio)
Anthony Agrusa Michigan State University
Yury Ratomski Michigan State University
Dave Martell Monmouth University
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David Phillips Montana State University – Bozeman
Greg Dame North Carolina State University
Bobby Moldovan North Carolina State University
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Jeremiah Sellheim North Dakota State University
Matt Barnes-Smith Oklahoma State University
German Fernandez Oklahoma State University
Colby Lowe Oklahoma State University
Alejandro Ruiz Oklahoma State University
Ryan Vail Oklahoma State University
Clive Chafausipo Oral Roberts University
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James Pagana Pennsylvania State University
Dennis Pollow Pennsylvania State University
Clarence Smith Pennsylvania State University
Josh Hembrough Purdue University
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Philip Adam Rice University
Simon Bucknell Rice University
Daniel Koehler Sacred Heart University
Chris Cralle Sam Houston State University
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Cory Roberts Southeastern Louisiana University
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Thomas Wagner U.S. Military Academy
Mark Van Orden U.S. Naval Academy
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Xuehan Xiong University of Arizona
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Dorian Ulrey University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Kari Karlsson University of California, Berkeley
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Marco Anzures University of California, Los Angeles
Scott Crawford University of California, Los Angeles
Karlton Rolle University of California, Los Angeles
Drew Shackleton University of California, Los Angeles
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Greg Woepse University of California, Los Angeles
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