NEW ORLEANS – Following a stellar year on the track and in the field, the Bridgewater Eagles women's track and field team was recognized for its outstanding achievement in the classroom by being named an All-Academic team by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
Bridgewater's women earned the recognition by attaining a 3.21 cumulative grade point average as a team during the 2012-13 season. To be recognized, teams must have attained at least a 3.10 cumulative team grade point average.
The Eagles were one of four Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) teams to be recognized from the 148 teams honored from around the nation.
Bridgewater finished off the 2012-13 track and field season with a 22nd place showing from senior Olivia Mills at the NCAA Division III Championships in Wisconsin.
Pomona Pitzer was the top team in Division III with a cumulative 3.686 mark, followed by George Fox at 3.655 and Washington (Mo.) at 3.579.
Among conferences, the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) boasts the largest number of All-Academic Teams with nine. The Northwest Conference finished second with eight while the NEWMAC, NESCAC and WIAC are each represented by seven apiece.