Men's Track and Field Recognized For Academic Success By the USTFCCCA
New Orleans, La. - July 9, 2009
- The Springfield College men's track and field team was recognized for their academic success as it was named a 2009 Division III All-Academic Track and Field Team by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
A total of 51 Division III men’s track and field programs were recognized as 2009 USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Teams. Colorado College recorded the highest overall team GPA with a 3.490, followed by Haverford College, which carried a 3.466 team GPA. Kenyon College recorded the third-highest cumulative GPA with a 3.450 team average.
To be nominated, the team must carry a minimum 3.100 cumulative grade-point average.
The Pride earned the accolade after finishing the year with a cumulative GPA of 3.140. Springfield was one of five schools from the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) to take home the honor. MIT (3.440), WPI (3.310), Babson (3.200) and Wheaton (3.110) also were honored for their success in the classroom.
Head Coach Ken Klatka
, an associate professor of physical education
at Springfield College, will enter his 38th season as head
coach, and 44th as a coach overall, of the men’s track and field program in 2013-2014. He ranks
among the nation’s most successful coaches, with an
overall record of 447 wins, 156 losses, and two ties for
an impressive .743 winning percentage. In 2011, Klatka was inducted into the Springfield College Athletic Hall of Fame.
Contact Head Coach Ken Klatka
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