NEW ORLEANS, LA - There may have been limited time on the track and in the classroom for Winston-Salem State University junior Tamia McLean and senior Cierra Thompson, but they made the most of little time they did have as the two were named to the United States Track & Field/Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Team, Thursday afternoon. The two were among 321 women from 93 institutions to earn the prestigious honor.
The USTFCCCA All-Academic Team is comprised of track & field student-athletes who have a minimum cumulative 3.25 cumulative grade-point average (GPA) through the end of the semester of competition and have also achieved an automatic or provisional qualifying mark for the NCAA Indoor Track & Field National Championships.
The honor comes as one of many for Thompson. Earlier this year, she was a USTFCCCA All-American selection and a qualifier for the 2020 NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field National Championships. She earned the selection after running the top time in the NCAA Division II Atlantic Region. She finished off her terrific year when she graduated cum laude from Winston-Salem State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Healthcare Management.
Winston-Salem State University junior Tamia McLean also earned a spot on the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team for some terrific performances as well. She was a member of the Rams; 4x400m relay team that ran a 3:48.63 at the JDL Early Bird Invitational. She was also a Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) All-Conference selection in women's cross country. She is a Nursing major and will enter her senior season this fall.
For more information on Rams track & field, contact the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations at (336) 750-2143 or log on to www.WSSURams.com.