NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- The Yale men's track and field team earned USTFCCCA All-Academic Team recognition for the 2018-19 season, and three Bulldogs were honored individually with USTFCCCA All-Academic recognition: sophomore Nick Dahl (Philadelphia, Pa.), senior Austin Laut (El Dorado Hills, Calif.) and junior Allen Siegler (San Diego, Calif.). The USTFCCCA announced the awards July 22.
Dahl, a statistics and data science major, won the mile at the IC4A Indoor Track and Field Championships with a new personal best. He also qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary Round in the 1,500 meter run outdoors.
Laut, a political science major, has now earned All-Academic honors four times. He qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary Round in the pole vault and won Yale's Gardner Millett Award, given to the outstanding member of the men's track and field Team who excels in sportsmanship, courage and inspiration. He set the school record with a mark of 5.31m (17'5") in the Harvard-Yale meet.
Siegler, a psychology major, earned Yale's Outstanding Middle Distance Runner Award this season. In addition to qualifying for the NCAA East Preliminary Round, he finish fifth in the 1,500 meter run at the Outdoor Heptagonal Ivy League Championships.
All-Academic Team recognition is given to teams that have a GPA of 3.00 or better; Yale's GPA was 3.45. The USTFCCCA honored 139 men's teams with the award this year.
To qualify for USTFCCCA All-Academic honors, a student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative GPA of 3.25 and have met at least one 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 USTFCCCA honored 583 men with All-Academic recognition this year.