McNeill, Whiting Add More Honors with Scholar Athlete of the Year Awards

By Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA

July 29, 2010   

NEW ORLEANS – David McNeill (Northern Arizona) and Ryan Whiting (Arizona State) were named on Thursday as Scholar Athletes of the Year in Division I for the 2010 track & field seasons by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The duo represents collegiate track & field’s best in both athletics and academics. In addition, 357 were tapped as USTFCCCA All-Academic honorees.

Past All-Academic Honorees

Scholar Athletes are determined 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.

Indoor Track Scholar Athlete of the Year/Outdoor Track Scholar Athlete of the Year –
David McNeill, Northern Arizona

McNeill, a native of Melbourne, Australia, won NCAA titles in the 5000 meters at both the indoor and outdoor national championships this year, becoming only the sixth in NCAA history to do so. McNeill, who tallied a 3.78 cumulative GPA in exercise science, was also named by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) as the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America® of the Year for their University division of men’s track and field/cross country.

Indoor Field Scholar Athlete of the Year/Outdoor Field Scholar Athlete of the Year –
Ryan Whiting, Arizona State

Whiting, a native of Harrisburg, Pa., won NCAA indoor and outdoor titles in the shot put for the second-straight year, becoming the first in NCAA history to win both crowns in back-to-back years. Whiting, a finalist for The Bowerman, carried a 3.46 cumulative GPA in civil engineering while at ASU. Whiting won this same award for the 2008 indoor season and is part of a three-year streak of Sun Devils capturing the Indoor Field Scholar Athlete of the Year honor. Teammate Jason Lewis earned the honor for the 2009 indoor season.

Past Winners

Indoor Track & Field (track athlete)
2010: David McNeill, Northern Arizona
2009: Galen Rupp, Oregon
2008: Jason Richardson, South Carolina

Indoor Track & Field (field athlete)
2010: Ryan Whiting, Arizona State
2009: Jason Lewis, Arizona State
2008: Ryan Whiting, Arizona State

Indoor Track & Field (single award)
2007: Brad Gebauer, McNeese State

Outdoor Track & Field (track athlete)
2010: David McNeill, Northern Arizona
2009: Galen Rupp, Oregon
2008: Jason Richardson, South Carolina

Outdoor Track & Field (field athlete)
2010: Ryan Whiting, Arizona State
2009: Scott Sellers, Kansas State
2008: Cory Martin, Auburn

Outdoor Track & Field (single award)
2007: Barnabas Kirui, Mississippi

357 Earn All-Academic Status

In addition to the Scholar Athletes of the Year, the USTFCCCA also announced the men’s 2010 Division I All-Academic Track & Field team. A record total of 357 student-athletes representing 118 institutions compose the group. Stanford led all squads with 12 earning All-Academic status. Minnesota and BYU followed with 10 mentions. The Pac-10 led the conference order with 45 with the Big Ten coming next at 37.

National champions Lee Emanuel (New Mexico), Scott Roth (Washington), Marquise Goodwin (Texas), and Craig Kinsley (Brown) joined those who won Scholar Athlete of the Year honors as All-Academic honorees.

Nine All-Academic honorees were reported to have cumulative GPAs of 4.0 and above.

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 participated in the NCAA Division I Outdoor Championships (including preliminary rounds) in their respective event.

Those institutions given All-Academic Team status will be named on Monday, August 2 (men) and Tuesday, August 3 (women).

USTFCCCA 2010 Division I Track & Field All-Academic Honorees, MEN

NAME INSTITUTION
Patrick Morgan Appalachian State University
Brandon Bethke Arizona State University
John Kline Arizona State University
Justin Kremer Arizona State University
Jason Lewis Arizona State University
Daniel Lovell Arizona State University
Michael Stokes Arizona State University
Lawrence Trice Arizona State University
Ryan Whiting Arizona State University
James Gilreath Baylor University
Chris Gowell Baylor University
Timothy Ritchie Boston College
Alden Bahr Brigham Young University
Tanner Emrich Brigham Young University
Trevor Heiner Brigham Young University
Jonathan Kotter Brigham Young University
Daniel Lawson Brigham Young University
Ryan Merriman Brigham Young University
Nathan Ogden Brigham Young University
Bryan Payne Brigham Young University
Aaron Powell Brigham Young University
Lance Walker Brigham Young University
Duriel Hardy Brown University
Craig Kinsley Brown University
Jordan Maddocks Brown University
Kyle Anthony Bucknell University
Robert Arent Bucknell University
Steven Pierce Bucknell University
Kris Gauson Butler University
Stephen Lisgo Butler University
Joe Macdonald Butler University
Rob Mullett Butler University
Justin Roeder Butler University
Madison Roeder Butler University
Eric Surprenant California Polytechnic State University
Andrew Wright California Polytechnic State University
Bradley Ike California State University, Northridge
Ronald Brookins California State University, Sacramento
David Rabinowitz California State University, Sacramento
Albert Reed California State University, Sacramento
Aaron Radden Central Connecticut State University
Marcus Breidinger Central Michigan University
Joshua Kettlewell Central Michigan University
Gregory Pilling Central Michigan University
Warren Fraser Clemson University
Jason Jensen Coastal Carolina University
Brandon Heroux College of William and Mary
Bob Belden Cornell University
Adrien Dannemiller Cornell University
Nick Huber Cornell University
Brett Kelly Cornell University
Duane Teixeira Cornell University
Richard Zamora Cornell University
David Irving Dartmouth College
Ted Lesher Dartmouth College
Alex Lippai Dartmouth College
Phil Royer Dartmouth College
Chris Zablocki Dartmouth College
Matthew Graham DePaul University
Bradley Millar DePaul University
Timothy Nedow DePaul University
Jonathon DeGrave Drake University
John Austin Duke University
Curtis Beach Duke University
James Kostelnik Duke University
Josh Lund Duke University
Ryan McDermott Duke University
Ken Sullivan Duke University
Bo Waggoner Duke University
Tyler Arnholt Eastern Illinois University
Ben Cogdill Eastern Washington University
Brad Wall Eastern Washington University
Gonzalo Barroilhet Florida State University
Madanha Chibudu Florida State University
Michael Fout Florida State University
Bryan Howard Florida State University
William Steele Florida State University
Travis Whitfield Florida State University
Lee Gilmer Furman University
Christoph Hutschalik Gardner-Webb University
Paul Steinke Gardner-Webb University
Lavell Handy George Mason University
Samuel Horn George Mason University
Nicholas Vaughn George Mason University
Andrew Bumbalough Georgetown University
Mark Dennin Georgetown University
Michael Krisch Georgetown University
Kenneth Mitchell Georgetown University
Toby Ulm Georgetown University
Chas Gillespie Harvard University
Brian Hill Harvard University
Cole Atkins High Point University
Josh Morgan High Point University
Sam Pierson Idaho State University
John Ricardi Idaho State University
Eric Strand Idaho State University
Curtis Jensen Illinois State University
Scott Krapf Illinois State University
Michael Disher Indiana State University
Andrew LaMaster Indiana State University
Andy Bayer Indiana University, Bloomington
Zach Mayhew Indiana University, Bloomington
Derek Messmer Indiana University, Bloomington
Olumide Olamigoke Indiana University, Bloomington
Andrew Poore Indiana University, Bloomington
Chris Vaughn Indiana University, Bloomington
Daniel Lipus Iona College
Alexander Soderberg Iona College
Hillary Bor Iowa State University
Brandon Rooney Iowa State University
Kiel Uhl Iowa State University
Moritz Cleve Kansas State University
Jack Sachse Kansas State University
Andrew Carnes Kent State University
Brian Florek Kent State University
Destin Heasley Kent State University
Matthew Pfleger Kent State University
Tyler Jones La Salle University
Joonas Harjamaki Lamar University
Elliot Galeone Liberty University
Issac Wendland Liberty University
Alex Black Long Beach State University
Matt Maldonado Long Beach State University
Brian Richards Long Island University-Brooklyn Campus
Joseph Caraway Louisiana State University
Mark DeBlanc Louisiana State University
Aaron Moore Louisiana State University
Ryan Roubion Louisiana State University
Erik Hernandez Loyola University Chicago
Michael Jarman Loyola University Chicago
Roman Ewald Manhattan College
Peter Bolgert Marquette University
Blake Johnson Marquette University
Nicholas Szczech Marquette University
John Gausmann Miami University (Ohio)
Anthony Agrusa Michigan State University
Isaiah VanDoorne Michigan State University
Vincent DuVernois Monmouth University
Marion Easley Monmouth University
Terrell Gissendanner Monmouth University
Matt Adams Montana State University – Bozeman
Nick Atwood Montana State University – Bozeman
Patrick Casey Montana State University – Bozeman
Logan Hollenkamp North Dakota State University
Ben Ashkettle Northern Arizona University
David McNeill Northern Arizona University
Andres Rossini Northern Arizona University
Colby Lowe Oklahoma State University
Cory Eck Pennsylvania State University
Ryan Foster Pennsylvania State University
Tyler McCandless Pennsylvania State University
Mark Amirault Princeton University
Peter Callahan Princeton University
Mike Eddy Princeton University
Trevor Van Ackeren Princeton University
Elliot Welder Princeton University
William Hardcastle Purdue University
Lance Moe Purdue University
Simon Rogers Purdue University
Eric Sparks Purdue University
Matt Dobson Radford University
Sean Domer Radford University
Philip Adam Rice University
Alec Hsu Rice University
Greg Wesh Rider University
Kyle Grady Rutgers University, New Brunswick
Jeremy Pennino Rutgers University, New Brunswick
Bertony Jean-Louis Sacred Heart University
Thomas Oliver Samford University
Jake Deiters Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Daniel Dunbar Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Jason Ordway Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Collin Otto Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
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Ryan Shumaker Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Daniel Belch Stanford University
Durell Coleman Stanford University
Chris Derrick Stanford University
Ryan Fisicaro Stanford University
Elliott Heath Stanford University
Benjamin Johnson Stanford University
Justin Marpole-Bird Stanford University
Amaechi Morton Stanford University
Mark Mueller Stanford University
Justin Reed Stanford University
Miles Unterreiner Stanford University
Tyler Valdes Stanford University
Adam Saloom Stephen F. Austin State University
Alex Felce Stony Brook University
Curtis Bixler Syracuse University
Dan Busby Syracuse University
Jeff Scull Syracuse University
Robert Keogh Temple University
Kevin Burnett Texas A&M University, College Station
Michael Preble Texas A&M University, College Station
Thomas Killen Texas Christian University
Jack O’Brien Texas Christian University
Leonce Burke Troy University
Kurt Bujewski U.S. Military Academy
Andrew Ferrara U.S. Military Academy
Valete Graham University at Albany
Casey Garbaty University at Buffalo
Jake Madonia University at Buffalo
Brian Smith University at Buffalo
Lane Boyer University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Brede Raa Ellingsen University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Luke Laird University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Andrew Pennington University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Kirby Atkins University of Arkansas, Little Rock
Kari Karlsson University of California, Berkeley
Patrick Kowalsky University of California, Berkeley
Mark Matusak University of California, Berkeley
Colin Hacker University of California, Irvine
Marco Anzures University of California, Los Angeles
Alex Crabill University of California, Los Angeles
Scott Crawford University of California, Los Angeles
Nigel Davies University of California, Los Angeles
Greg Woepse University of California, Los Angeles
Julian deRubira University of California, Santa Barbara
Scott Finely University of California, Santa Barbara
Alex Umstead University of California, Santa Barbara
Eric Finan University of Cincinnati
Ethan Freet University of Cincinnati
Richard King University of Cincinnati
Chase VanCura University of Cincinnati
Brian Zimmerman University of Cincinnati
Michael Rutt University of Connecticut
Sean Smith University of Connecticut
Jarius Cooper University of Florida
Jeremy Criscione University of Florida
David Schiedt University of Georgia
Paul Dittmer University of Idaho
Jeremy Klas University of Idaho
Eugenio Mannucci University of Idaho
James Rogan University of Idaho
Matthew McHugh University of Illinois, Champaign
Hunter Mickow University of Illinois, Champaign
Greg Shroka University of Illinois, Champaign
Joshua Zinzer University of Illinois, Champaign
Kevfn Dibbern University of Iowa
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Eric Fattig University of Kansas
Mason Finley University of Kansas
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Jeremy Zagorski University of Kentucky
Weston Banks University of Louisville
Matt Bruce University of Louisville
Michael Eaton University of Louisville
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Michael Johnson Jr. University of Louisville
Kurt Williams University of Michigan
Raymond Blackledge University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
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Micah Hegerle University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Paul Hoplin University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
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R.J. McGinnis University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
David Pachuta University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Joseph Schwecke University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Aaron Studt University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Michael Torchia University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Barnabas Kirui University of Mississippi
Karl Kosman University of Mississippi
Lee Ellis Moore University of Mississippi
Bryce Willen University of Mississippi
Nick Adcock University of Missouri
Tim Cornell University of Missouri
Phillip King University of Missouri
Asa Wyatt University of Missouri
David Adams University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Bjorn Barrefors University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Dan Christensen University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Adam Dailey University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Nicholas Gordon University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Tyler Hitchler University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Eric Lund University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Nate Polacek University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Chris Barnicle University of New Mexico
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Lee Emanuel University of New Mexico
Rory Fraser University of New Mexico
Brock Hagerman University of New Mexico
Thomas Trujillo University of New Mexico
Kyle Walker University of New Mexico
Alex Willis University of New Mexico
Darius Law University of North Carolina, Charlotte
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Jared Bassett University of Portland
Lars Malde University of Portland
Matthew Llano University of Richmond
aaron anderson University of South Carolina, Columbia
elliott haynie University of South Carolina, Columbia
marvin reitze University of South Carolina, Columbia
mike zajac University of South Carolina, Columbia
Jason Price University of Southern California
Kyle Smith University of Southern Mississippi
John Hewitt University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Matt Maloney University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Marquise Goodwin University of Texas at Austin
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Suji Adeniyan University of Texas at El Paso
Justice Chirchir University of Texas at El Paso
Hans Eriksson University of Texas at El Paso
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Matt Meyer University of Virginia
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Jack Bolas University of Wisconsin, Madison
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