The Calvin men's outdoor track and field team has once again received the All-Academic Team Award from the United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association.
The Calvin men's team has received the honor 11 straight years including 10 straight years under current head coach Bret Otte.
In order to receive the award, a team needed to have posted a minimum 3.0 grade point average or better. The Calvin men's team recorded a 3.43 grade point average.
In addition five members of the Calvin men's track and field team have received individual USTFCCCA All-Academic status.
To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 and have met either of the following athletic standards: a student-athlete must have competed in an NCAA Indoor or Outdoor Championship or finished the regular season ranked in the national top 35 in an individual event or ranked in the national top 25 (collective listing) in a relay event on the official NCAA performance list provided by TFRRS.org.
The five members of the Calvin men's track and field team to receive USTFCCCA individual honors include seniors Brendan VanHouten (Comstock Park, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian HS) and James Jeninga (Brookfield, Wisc./Milwaukee Lutheran HS); juniors Tyler Johnson (Springfield, Il./Pleasant Plains HS) and Caleb Ferguson (Naperville, Il./Neuqua Valley HS) and sophomore Jonathan Ellis (Baltimore, Md./Towson HS).
The Calvin men's track and field team captured the MIAA regular season title this past May for the seventh consecutive year.