July 24, 2012
BEAUMONT, Texas -
Three Lamar University student-athletes were named to the 2012 Division I All-Academic Track & Field team by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), the association announced Tuesday.
Representing the Cardinals were seniors Tom Wade and his twin brother Joe Wade, both natives of Isle of Wight, England, and sophomore Sam Stabler (Leicester, England).
The Wades were both second-team Academic All-Americans this season. Tom Wade was a second-team All-America in the men's outdoor 3,000-meter steeplechase, while Joe Wade was an honorable mention All-America in the same event. Both Wades carried a 4.0 grade-point average in kinesiology.
Stabler, who has a 4.0 GPA in chemical engineering, represented Lamar in the men's outdoor 1,500 meters at the NCAA Regionals after finishing third in that event at the Southland Conference Championships.
Lamar's three selections were the most of any school in the Southland Conference.
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 awards will be announced later this week.