Broomfield, Track Bears Collect USTFCCCA Academic Honors
July 23, 2014
USTFCCCA All-Academic Individuals | USTFCCCA All-Academic Teams
In all, a total of 727 women from 193 institutions earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors for their combined academic and athletic accomplishments.
The Bears are also one of 208 women’s teams to earn the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team distinction. MSU earned a team grade-point average of 3.11. Teams with a 3.0 GPA or higher are eligible for consideration.
"What our student-athletes do off the field can sometimes go unnoticed, even though we know that the importance of academics is paramount,” said Ronald Boyce, Missouri State Director of Track & Field and Cross Country. “The all-academic honors serve as a good reminder that our athletes are also excellent students. I'm extremely proud of our academic achievements. This team understands the value of a good education."
Broomfield, a native of Clarendon, Jamaica, finished the academic year with a 3.88 GPA in psychology.
To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team, student-athletes 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 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).
Broomfield finished the indoor season ranked 64th nationally in the triple jump with a mark of 12.50 meters (41 feet, one-quarter inch), achieved at the Missouri Invitational on Feb. 7.
She advanced to the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in the triple jump with a top mark of 12.51 meters (41 feet, one-half inch) to place 22nd overall in the event in Eugene, Ore.
Missouri State finished seventh in the Missouri Valley Conference indoor championships, fourth in outdoor and sent five to compete in the outdoor NCAA championships in 2014.