Joplin, Mo. — The Missouri Southern men’s and women’s track and field teams were recognized by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced its academic awards today.

To earn the honor, student-athletes had to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25 and have reached a provisional or automatic qualifying standard for the NCAA Championships in either the indoor or outdoor seasons. In order to earn the Team Academic Award, teams must have maintained a cumulative 3.00 GPA during the season.

The women earned the Team Academic Award as the team posted a 3.51 cumulative GPA.

For the men, Tadd Capron and Jordyn Manier earned the scholar-athlete honor. The women were represented by Elizabeth AdeoyeMorgan AshJordan BankerElena BisottoDesirea BuergeJasmine DeckardAlexis KuehlKirsten LeisingerClaire LuallenAlexandra RodriguezMorgan Smith and Lauren Sutherland.