July 23, 2014
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Junior/sophomores Mason Ferlic (St. Paul, Minn./Mounds Park Academy) and August Pappas (Chelsea, Mich./Chelsea) of the University of Michigan men's track and field team each received All-Academic honors for the 2014 season, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced on Wednesday (July 23).
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 or better 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).
Ferlic scored for Michigan in four events at the Big Ten level, placing fifth in the 3,000-meter run and seventh in the 5,000-meter run at the indoor championships and third and fifth, respectively, in the Big Ten outdoor 3,000-meter steeplechase and 5,000-meter run. Ferlic capped the 2014 season as a First Team All-American in the 3,000-meter steeplechase after running to a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships.
Pappas was just shy of scoring at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships in the 10,000-meter run, placing 10th, and also represented U-M in the 10K at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds.
Contact: Whitney Dixon