Batty, Roth, Morton, Ziegler Earn Scholar-Athlete of the Year Nods for DI Men’s Track & Field

By Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA

August 3, 2011   

NEW ORLEANS – BYU’s Miles Batty, Washington’s Scott Roth, Stanford’s Amaechi Morton, and Virginia Tech’s Alexander Ziegler were named on Wednesday as Scholar Athletes of the Year in Division I for the 2011 men’s track & field seasons by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The group represents collegiate track & field’s best in both athletics and academics. In addition, 420 student-athletes were tapped as USTFCCCA All-Academic honorees.

Scholar Athlete of the Year Awards 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 –
Miles Batty, BYU

Batty, a senior from Sandy, Utah, was the NCAA indoor champion in the mile run (3:59.49) and led the Cougars to a national championship in the distance medley relay as anchor. Batty accumulated a 3.95 cumulative GPA in neuroscience and exercise science while an undergrad at BYU. Batty was also named the USTFCCCA National Indoor Track Athlete of the Year by the nation’s coaches earlier in the year.

Indoor Field Scholar Athlete of the Year –
Scott Roth, Washington

Roth, a senior from Granite Bay, Wash., swept NCAA pole vault titles in 2011. At the indoor national championships, Roth cleared 18-½ (5.50m) for the victory. Roth tallied a 3.35 cumulative GPA while a major in biology at Washington.

Outdoor Track Scholar Athlete of the Year –
Amaechi Morton, Stanford

Morton, a junior from Atlanta, Ga., was the nation’s runner-up in the 400-meter hurdles at the NCAA outdoor championships. Morton has a 3.30 cumulative GPA through the 2011 spring term and is majoring in science technology at Stanford.

Outdoor Field Scholar Athlete of the Year –
Alexander Ziegler, Virginia Tech

Ziegler, a junior from Dischingen, Germany, won the NCAA crown with the hammer throw, tossing a championships-best 238-6 (72.69m). Ziegler holds a 3.42 cumulative GPA as a management major at Virginia Tech.

Past Winners

Indoor Track & Field (track athlete)
2011: Miles Batty, BYU
2010: David McNeill, Northern Arizona
2009: Galen Rupp, Oregon
2008: Jason Richardson, South Carolina

Indoor Track & Field (field athlete)
2011: Scott Roth, Washington State
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)
2011: Amaechi Morton, Stanford
2010: David McNeill, Northern Arizona
2009: Galen Rupp, Oregon
2008: Jason Richardson, South Carolina

Outdoor Track & Field (field athlete)
2011: Alexander Ziegler, Virginia Tech
2010: Ryan Whiting, Arizona State
2009: Scott Sellers, Kansas State
2008: Cory Martin, Auburn

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

420 Earn All-Academic Status

In addition to the Scholar Athletes of the Year, the USTFCCCA also announced the men’s 2011 Division I All-Academic Track & Field team. A total of 420 student-athletes representing 153 institutions compose the group. Minnesota and Nebraska led the country with 12 All-Academic nods apiece while Stanford and BYU was third and fourth in the nation, respectively, with 11 and 10 honorees.

The Big 12 Conference led all leagues with 45 earning All-Academic honors, followed by the Big Ten and Pac-10 each receiving 41.

NCAA indoor 3000-meter champion Elliott Heath of Stanford joined Batty, Roth, and Ziegler as national champions that earned All-Academic honors.

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 of the following athletic standards: for the indoor season, a student-athlete must have finished the regular season ranked in the national top 96 in an individual event or ranked in the national top 48 (collective listing) in a relay event on the official NCAA POP list provided by TFRRS.org; for the outdoor season, a student-athlete must have participated in any round of the NCAA Division I Championships (including preliminary rounds).

The women’s All-Academic individual honorees will be named tomorrow. Those institutions given All-Academic Team status will be named on Wednesday, August 10 (men) and Thursday, August 11 (women).

 

USTFCCCA 2011 Division I Track & Field All-Academic Honorees, MEN

Student-Athlete Institution
Colin Eustis American University
Brandon Hudgins Appalachian State University
Ben Engelhardt Arizona State University
Nick Happe Arizona State University
John Kline Arizona State University
Daniel Lovell Arizona State University
Jamie Sandys Arizona State University
James Gilreath Baylor University
Drew Seale Baylor University
Joe Frye Belmont University
Eetu Viitala Boise State University
Alden Bahr Brigham Young University
Colby Barber Brigham Young University
Miles Batty Brigham Young University
Jacob Cosby Brigham Young University
Tanner Emrich Brigham Young University
Trevor Heiner Brigham Young University
Cade Lindahl Brigham Young University
Nate Ogden Brigham Young University
Jared Rohatinsky Brigham Young University
Rex Shields Brigham Young University
Daniel Lowry Brown University
Leonard Joseph Bucknell University
Tom Boardman Butler University
Kris Gauson Butler University
Justin Roeder Butler University
Ian Rice California Polytechnic State University
Eric Surprenant California Polytechnic State University
Jordan Taylor California State University, Bakersfield
Ronald Brookins California State University, Sacramento
Aaron Radden Central Connecticut State University
Michael Kopanski Clemson University
Ty McCormack Clemson University
Kyle Kling Coastal Carolina University
Ben Massam College of William and Mary
Alex McGrath College of William and Mary
Brian Sklodowski College of William and Mary
Lewis Woodard College of William and Mary
Seth Butler Colorado State University
Jake Keyser Colorado State University
Tyson Williams Colorado State University
Brendan Martin Columbia University
Michael Murphy Columbia University
Paul Snyder Columbia University
Brandon Baskerville Coppin State University
Chris Arlinghaus Cornell University
Bob Belden Cornell University
Josh Cusick Cornell University
Adrien Dannemiller Cornell University
Nate Edelman Cornell University
Dan Hagberg Cornell University
Drew Hart Cornell University
Nick Huber Cornell University
Dave Irving Dartmouth College
Thomas Robbins Dartmouth College
Chris Roe Dartmouth College
Phil Royer Dartmouth College
Mattew Graham DePaul University
Timothy Nedow DePaul University
Brogan Austin Drake University
Jon DeGrave Drake University
John Austin Duke University
Curtis Beach Duke University
Josh Lund Duke University
Ryan McDermott Duke University
Mike Moverman Duke University
Bo Waggoner Duke University
Dennis Aliotta East Carolina University
Tyler Arnholt Eastern Illinois University
Jordan Arakawa Eastern Washington University
Kyle King Eastern Washington University
Brad Wall Eastern Washington University
Kurt Williams Eastern Washington University
Brian Chibudu Florida State University
Michael Fout Florida State University
Ciaran O’Lionaird Florida State University
Christoph Hutschalik Gardner-Webb University
Christopher Carrington George Mason University
LaVell Handy George Mason University
Adrian Vaughn George Mason University
Nicholas Vaughn George Mason University
Dan Leyh Georgetown University
TC Lumbar Georgetown University
Theon O’Connor Georgetown University
Andrew Springer Georgetown University
Toby Ulm Georgetown University
Perron Jones Georgia Institute of Technology
Aaron Unterberger Georgia Institute of Technology
Daniel Chenoweth Harvard University
Brian Hill Harvard University
Neal Darmody High Point University
Ryan Davis Idaho State University
Sam Pierson Idaho State University
Curtis Jensen Illinois State University
Scott Krapf Illinois State University
Michael Disher Indiana State University
Jonathon Jackson Indiana State University
Ernest Rollins Indiana State University
Andrew Stull Indiana State University
Jeremiah Vaughan Indiana State University
Andy Bayer Indiana University, Bloomington
Zach Mayhew Indiana University, Bloomington
Derek Messmer Indiana University, Bloomington
Olumide Olamigoke Indiana University, Bloomington
Chris Vaughn Indiana University, Bloomington
Andy Weatherford Indiana University, Bloomington
Josh Hibbs Iona College
Craig Murphy Iona College
Alexander Soderberg Iona College
Hillary Bor Iowa State University
Moritz Cleve Kansas State University
Sam James Kansas State University
Gianni Catalano Kennesaw State University
Niall Buckley Lehigh University
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Robert Stein Miami University (Ohio)
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