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Six track athletes earn USTFCCCA All-Academic status

William Janes

Five members of the Rhode Island men’s Track & Field team and one member of the women’s team earned U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic honors in July.

Seniors William Janes, Thaddeus Kusiak, Andrew Piscitelli, and Andrew Reigstad as well as sophomore Tyler Oliveira were among 448 athletes from 149 institutions nationally to earn the distinction. For the second consecutive season Brigham Young topped the list with 16 honorees. On the women’s side, Kalyn Sheehan (Waterford, Ireland) was one of 710 women nationally to earn the distinction. It was the second straight season she has achieved the honor.

Janes (Newport, Rhode Island) earned the honor for the third year in a row by posting a 3.67 GPA in kinesiology. He competed in the NCAA East Preliminaries in the hammer throw, placing 18th out of 48 competitors. Like Janes, Kusiak competed in the NCAA East Preliminaries in the hammer throw in the spring, placing 31st in the field of 48. The Jericho, Vermont native had a 3.27 GPA in psychology.

Piscitelli (Millbury, Massachusetts) posted a 3.33 GPA while studying mechanical engineering. He qualified for the NCAA East Preliminaries in the discus, finishing 28th out of 46 with a throw of 50.59 meters. Oliveira (Portsmouth, Rhode Island) reached the NCAA East Preliminaries in the 200 meter dash. His time of 21.63 seconds placed him 39th out of 47 runners. Undeclared, Oliveira has a 3.54 GPA.

A Greenville, Rhode Island native, Reigstad made the list for the second time, also achieving the honor in 2011. He ranked 34th nationally in the heptathlon during the indoor season. In the classroom, Reigstad had a 3.39 GPA in accounting.

Kalyn Sheehan

During the indoor season, Sheehan ranked 75th nationally in the pentathlon with 3,682 points, achieved at the Atlantic 10 Indoor Track & Field Championship. She also had a 3.41 grade point average while working toward her master’s degree in business administration.

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:

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

Outdoor Season—a student-athlete must have participated in any round of the NCAA Division I Championships (including preliminary rounds).

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