Aug. 3, 2011
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Senior Craig Forys (Howell, N.J./Colts Neck) and juniors Jack Greenlee (Cincinnati, Ohio/St. Xavier) and Aaron Taylor (Rochester Hills, Mich./Rochester Adams) of the University of Michigan men's track and field team received All-Academic status for the 2011 season, the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Association of America announced on Wednesday (Aug. 3).
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).
Forys was one of two Wolverines at the 2011 NCAA Outdoor Championships, finishing ninth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and earning USTFCCCA All-America second team honors. In addition, Forys was an Academic All-Big Ten selection for the second time in his career, as well as a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar.
Greenlee and Taylor capped their sophomore seasons by qualifying for the NCAA East Region Preliminaries. Greenlee tied for 16th in the pole vault at the event, while Taylor was on the 4x400-meter relay team that finished 13th. Both were named Academic All-Big Ten selections earlier this year for the first time in their careers.