Tiger Women's Team and Five Individuals Receive USTFCCCA Honors

Tiger Women's Team and Five Individuals Receive USTFCCCA Honors

San Antonio - The United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) honored five individuals and the Tiger women's team with NCAA Division III Track & Field All-Academic awards for the 2019 season.

The Tiger women were designated as an All-Academic Team, posting a 3.35 cumulative grade point average.

To qualify as individuals for All-Academic honors, a student-athlete must have compiled at least a 3.30 GPA. Additionally, competition was required at an NCAA Track & Field Championship, or a top-50 national ranking in an individual event.

Recent graduates Abigail Bannon-Schneebeck, Mia Loseff, and Molly McCullough were the women's team honorees. May graduate Blair Walker and first-year Sean Majors represented the men's team.

McCullough majored in engineering science and qualified for the All-Academic Team for the third year in a row. She placed fourth at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and earned All-America distinction. Last fall, McCullough became Trinity's first back-to-back cross country All-American. McCullough was also named the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Woman of the Year and the SCAC Women's Track Athlete of the Year.

Bannon-Schneebeck was a pre-law major and made the All-Academic Team for the third consecutive occasion. She finished in eighth place at the NCAA 400-meter hurdles event to secure All-America recognition. 

Loseff was an urban studies major and qualified for the All-Academic Team for the first time.  She won the SCAC pole vault championship for the fourth time, becoming the second student-athlete in conference history to achieve that feat. Her mark of 3.73 meters was ranked 26th in the NCAA Division III.

Walker majored in computer science and earned All-Academic Team honors for the second time in a row. He competed in the men's 400 meters at the NCAA Championships and finished in 20th place. Walker was elected to the Google Cloud NCAA Division III Academic All-District 8 Men's Track/Cross Country Team. He was also presented the SCAC Men's Track & Field Elite 19 award for academic and athletics excellence, and was nominated for SCAC Man of the Year. 

Majors made his NCAA Championships debut in the long jump, where he placed 10th. Majors just missed a slot in the finals, and All-America honors, by only 0.05 meters. He also was selected as the SCAC Men's Track & Field Newcomer of the Year.

The Tiger track & field teams are led by Head Coach Marcus Whitehead, who has completed seven years at the helm. Trinity's women captured their fifth consecutive SCAC Track & Field Championship, while the men's squad finished second. Coach Whitehead and his assistant coaches were elected the SCAC Women's Staff of the Year for the fifth straight occasion. Six of Coach Whitehead's student-athletes have earned All-America honors during his tenure.