Yale Posts Best GPA in Nation, Earns All-Academic Team Honor from USTFCCCA

Yale celebrates a win over Harvard. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Yale celebrates a win over Harvard. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Bulldogs' 3.42 Mark Leads NCAA

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – With the best team grade-point average in the country, Yale was honored by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association on Monday as an All-Academic Track & Field Team. The Bulldogs' GPA of 3.42 placed them well above the cut-off point of 3.0 for All-Academic team recognition. Right behind the Bulldogs were Lipscomb (3.39) and the University of San Francisco. The next two best Ivy League schools were Dartmouth (3.32) and Harvard (3.27).

The team honor comes on the heels of several individual honors for the Bulldogs. Five team members earned individual All-Academic honors from the USTFCCCA last week: rising senior Matthew Bogdan (Latham, N.Y.), Eric DePalo '10 (Westborough, Mass.), Alex Harris '10 (Brentwood, Tenn.), Chris Labosky '10 (Tallmadge, Ohio) and rising sophomore Mike Levine (Commack, N.Y.). Labosky, who received his degree in humanities this past spring, was also selected to the 2010 ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America Men's Track & Field/Cross Country Team. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, he was honored with Yale Athletics' Delaney Kiphuth Award, given to the male and female student-athletes who rank highest in scholarship and have earned two varsity awards. He was also Academic All-Ivy League in the spring.

NCAA Men's Track and Field Team GPAs  
Yale 3.42
Lipscomb 3.39
San Francisco 3.38
Tulsa 3.35
Butler 3.32
Dartmouth 3.32
DePaul 3.31
Loyola 3.30
Harvard 3.27
Stanford 3.27

Report by Sam Rubin '95 (sam.rubin@yale.edu), Yale Sports Publicity