New Orleans, La. - The U.S. Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced the 2019 Division I All-Academic Track & Field teams with a total of 366 men's and women's teams earning the distinction, including both University at Buffalo squads. The UB men's team posted a team grade point average of 3.15, while the women's team posted a mark of 3.17.
In order to be honored as an All-Academic Team, a program must finish the season with at least a 3.00 cumulative team GPA.
From a conference perspective, eight MAC women's teams were honored, while two MAC men's teams were recognized.
Buffalo was one of two MAC schools to have both is men's and women's teams honored, joining fellow MAC East team Miami (OH).
Individually, Brandon Burke received USTFCCCA All-Academic accolades for the first time in his career. Combining his accomplishments in the classroom and in competition during the recently completed academic year, Burke was among a group of 583 men who earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors.
Burke holds a 3.802 GPA and majors in aerospace engineering. The sophomore high jumper had a record-breaking season, highlighted by a win at the Jim Thorpe Open with a school record mark of 2.20m and a dominating win at the MAC Championships where he cleared 2.15m.
To be named to the All-Academic Team, student-athletes must have posted a minimum 3.25 grade point average and either finished the indoor regular season ranked in the national top 96 or participated in any round of the NCAA Division I Championships for the outdoor season.
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