NEW ORLEANS, LA – The Winston-Salem State duo of sophomore sprinter Tamia McLean and junior sprinter Cierra Thompson were both honored by the United States Track & Field Cross Country/Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) when they were named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team. They were among an exceptional group of 448 student-athletes to be recognized as members of the team.
The USTFCCCA All-Academic team recognizes student-athletes for their efforts on the track and in the classroom. Student-athletes must have compiled a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or better and have reached a provisional or automatic qualifying standard for the NCAA Championships in either the indoor or outdoor season for selection to the team.
McLean took home the honor after a stellar season on the track and in the classroom. A Pre-Nursing major, McLean earned her spot on the USTFCCCA Academic All-America Team after building a 3.5 grade-point average (GPA) while also being a member of the Rams' 4x400m relay team that qualified for the 2019 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field National Championships. The team also won the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) 4x400m relay title as well.
Thompson also earned the honor after a terrific season as well. She currently holds a 3.27 grade-point average (GPA) as a Healthcare Management. She also had a terrific season on the track as well when she won the CIAA 100m title and she qualified for the women's 100m dash at the 2019 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field National Championships.
They were also among seven Rams on the women's track & field teams to earn at least a 3.0 GPA or higher. For more information on Winston-Salem State University track & field, contact the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations at (336) 750-2143 or log on to www.WSSURams.com.