NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- The Yale women's track and field team earned USTFCCCA All-Academic Team recognition for the 2018-19 season, and four Bulldogs were honored individually with USTFCCCA All-Academic recognition: first year Jocelyn Chau (Toronto, Ont.), sophomore Kayley DeLay (Jacksonville Beach, Fla.), first year Samantha Friborg (Acton, Mass.) and senior Andrea Masterson (Seattle, Wash.). The USTFCCCA announced the awards July 22.
Chau, who just earned a bronze medal for Canada at the U20 Pan-Am Championships, advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals in the 1,500 meter run outdoors. She won the mile indoors at the ECAC Championships.
DeLay, an environmental engineering major, qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary Round in the steeplechase. She finished third in the mile indoors at the ECAC Championships.
Friborg advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals in the 1,500 meter run outdoors. In indoor track, she scored at both the Ivy League Heps Indoor Track and Field Championships and the ECAC Championships.
Masterson, an architecture major, was nominated for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award and earned Yale's Nellie Pratt Eliot award as the top senior female student-athlete. She has earned her way onto Yale's fastest time list in four events and competed in the 10,000 run at the NCAA East Preliminary Round this spring.
All-Academic Team recognition is given to teams that have a GPA of 3.00 or better; Yale's GPA was 3.54. 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 902 women with All-Academic recognition this year.