Courtesy: America East Communications

2014 #AETF Outdoor All-Academic Team Announced

Release: 05/27/2014

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The 2014 America East Outdoor Track & Field All-Academic Team was made up of student-athletes from eight of the nine America East member institutions. The All-Academic teams have ten members for each gender, except in the event of a tie, and is voted on by a committee of Sports Information Directors, Academic Advisors and FARs. Each nominee must meet the set standards of a cumulative 3.30 or better GPA, have been a starter or significant reserve this past year and participated in at least 50 percent of the teams meets in 2014.

2014 America East Women’s Outdoor Track & Field All-Academic Team

Silvia Del Fava, Albany, Sr. (Lucca, Italy)   

  • Tallied a 3.98 GPA in Urban Studies & Planning, Geography for her second All-Academic recognition this year (indoor track & field).
  • USTFCCCA Cross Country All-Academic pick in 2013.
  • Placed fourth in the championship section of the 10,000 at Penn Relays, with a new school record of 34:13.82.
  • Won the 5,000 in the America East Outdoor Championships (16:48.18)
  • Leads Albany in the 3,000 (9:58.45), and is second on the team in the 1,500 (4:40.92), while topping all league competitors in the in the 10,000, and is 23rd in the NCAA East region.

 Katie Fanning, Albany, Sr. (Manlius, N.Y.) 

  • Posted a 3.98 GPA in Biology to earn America East Indoor Track All-Academic honors in 2014, 2013 and 2012, Cross Country All-Academic 2013, 2012 and 2011, and Outdoor Track All-Academic in 2013.
  • Published author in the Journal of Neuroscience also works as a researcher at the RNA Institute.
  • A 2014 SUNY Chancellor's Scholar-Athlete Award winner, she also earned Chancellor's Award for Excellence and was an America East Woman of the Year nominee.
  • Place second overall in the 1,500 at the conference Outdoor Championships, breaking her own school record in 4:22.81.
  • Ran on the victorious 4x800 relay at conference championships.
  • Set a new personal best in the 800 (2:10.55) to rank fourth all-time in school history for outdoor.

Kathleen Klein, Binghamton, Sr. (Clifton Park, N.Y.)

  • Earned a 3.89 in Graphic Design.
  • Inducted into the National College Athlete Honor Society in April 2013.
  • Helped lead the 4x100 team to a first-place finish at the 2014 America East Outdoor Championships, earning all-conference honors in the process.
  • Part of the runner-up 4x400 team at the 2014 America East Outdoor Championships.
  • Placed sixth in the 400 at the 2014 America East Outdoor Championships.

Megan Barry, Hartford, Sr. (South Yarmouth, Mass.)          

  • Accrued a 3.92 GPA in Biology to earn her second outdoor and sixth overall All-Academic recognition.
  • America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll and University of Hartford President’s List.
  • New England Champion in 10,000 meters.
  • Runner-up at 2014 America East Outdoor Championship in 5,000-meter and 10,000-meter runs.
  • Finished in the top-20 in each of her six races, and set the school record in the 10,000 with a time of 35:32.98 (2nd) and the 5,000 at the Colonial Relays (17:06.01).

Deborah Adelola, UMBC, Sr. (Lanham, Md.)

  • Compiled a 3.40 GPA while studying for a degree in psychology.
  • Named to the 2014 America East Indoor Track & Field All-Academic Team.
  • Selected to the Dean’s List four times during her academic career and twice named to the league Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
  • Recorded a career-best 400-meter dash time of 55.84 to win the gold medal in the 2014 AE Outdoor Championship to rank the second in school history.
  • Anchored the Retriever 4x200 relay team to a new school record time of 1:37.23 at the Penn Relays and 4x400 squad to a gold medal at the conference championships at Vermont.

Olivia Burne, Stony Brook, Sr. (Palmerstone North, New Zealand)

  • Accumulated a 3.85 GPA in Journalism en route to earning Dean’s List status six of seven semesters.
  • A team captain, she is active in the Sayville New Life Community Church and is the President of The Supply.
  • A top student-athlete within the league, has earned  the recognition of America East Cross Country Scholar-Athlete twice and  Indoor Track and Field Scholar-Athlete, and has earned America East All-Academic honors for cross country and indoor track and field and America East Commissioner's Honor every semester possible.
  • One of nine America East Woman of the Year nominees.
  • Won an individual conference title in the final four America East Championship meets of her collegiate career (2013 outdoor 1500m, 2013 cross country, 2014 indoor 1000m, 2014 outdoor 1500m).
  • Defended America East title in the 1,500 in an ECAC-qualifying time of 4:22.23.

Kirsten McGovern, UMBC, Sr. (Sykesville, Md.) 

  • Accumulated a 3.96 GPA while pursuing a degree in environmental science and a minor in linguistics, while also receiving an honors college certificate.
  • Selected to the 2014 America East Cross Country All-Academic Team in the fall after receiving the honor in 2012 as well.
  • Has been named to the President’s List five times for having a perfect 4.0 semester GPA, while also receiving a spot on the Dean’s List once.
  • Competed in the 5k and 10k events for the Retrievers as a senior and posted a career-best time in the 10,000-meter event at the America East Championships by completing the run in 37:27.37, the fourth-best time in UMBC program history.

Christina Melian, Stony Brook, So. (Staten Island, N.Y.)

  • Earned Deans List and Commissioner’s Honor Roll recognition three-straight semesters off a 3.89 GPA in Health Science.
  • Won the 3,000-meters in 10:01.73 at the Stony Brook Quad Meet and the1,500-meter run in 4:35.43 at the Wolfie Invite.
  • Placed third and picked up all-conference accolades in the 1,500-meters in 4:32.27 at the America East Outdoor Championships (5/4).
  • Reigning ECAC and junior national champion in the 3,000-meters.

Nikki Braceras, Vermont, So. (Essex Junction, Vt.)  

  • Sports a 3.96 GPA in Exercise & Movement Science.
  • America East champion in the women's 10,000-meter run, crossing the finish line nearly 30 seconds ahead of the second place finisher and also finished seventh in the 5000-meter.
  • Named the ECAC Co-Athlete of the Week on April 23.
  • Finished second overall in the 10,000-meter at the Mt. SAC Relays and registered the third-fastest time in program history.

Alicia Clark, Vermont, So. (Pawlet, Vt.)

  • Earned an impressive 3.97 GPA in Business Administration, helping her grab a spot on the league All-Academic Team to add to her collection (indoor track & field, cross country).
  • Earned All-Conference honors, placing third in the outdoor 10000-meter run and eighth in the 5000-meter.
  • Placed third overall in the 5K at the UNH Wildcat Invitational.

Yolanda Ngarambe, Vermont, Sr. (Marsta, Sweden)

  • Tallied a 3.43 GPA in psychology to be named to the America East All-Academic Team for the second time this year (2014, indoor).
  • Broke the America East Outdoor Championship record to defend her conference crown in the 800-meter run.
  • Broke a 34-year-old school record in the 1500-meter by more than a full second at the Mt. SAC Relays and finished 11th in the 800-meter at Mt. SAC.
  • Member of the school record 4x400-meter relay team that finished third at the New England Outdoor Championships.

Kirsten Weberg, Vermont, Sr. (East Aurora, N.Y.)

  • Has accumulated a 3.93 GPA as an animal science major.
  • Member of the 2013 Capital One Academic All-District Women's Track/Cross Country Team.
  • Named one of nine nominees for the 2014 America East Woman of the Year Award.
  • Captured the America East 3000-meter steeplechase title for the second time in the last three seasons.
  • Won the steeplechase by nearly 30 seconds at the AIC Yellow Jacket Invitational with a season-best time

2014 America East Men’s Outdoor Track & Field All-Academic Team

John DeLallo, Albany, Jr. (Marietta, N.Y.)

  • Upheld a 3.80 GPA in physics to grab his second-consecutive America East Outdoor All-Academic award.
  • Recognized as an America East Spring Scholar-Athlete 2013 and America East Winter Scholar-Athlete 2014.
  • Led Albany with personal best in the 800 (1:50.37) and the 1,500 (3:54.58).
  • Placed third at America East Outdoor Championships in the 800 and was part of the 4x800 squad that finished fourth.

Joe Miceli, Binghamton, So. (Miller Place, N.Y.)

  • Earned a 3.61 during his short time at Binghamton in general studies courses.
  • Inducted into the National College Athlete Honor Society in 2014.
  • Earned all-conference honors with a second-place finish in the decathlon and placed fourth in the pole vault at the 2014 America East Outdoor Championships.

John Busque, Hartford, Sr. (Manchester, Conn.)

  • Sports a 3.93 GPA in Health Sciences/PT and earns his second-straight All-Academic recognition in Outdoor Track and Field.
  • Slated to the Commissioner’s Honor Roll and University of Hartford President’s List.
  • Recently a 2014 All-New England for Outdoor Track selection as he finished fifth in the 10,000 at the New England Outdoor Championship.
  • Finished sixth in the 10,000-meters at the America East Outdoor Championship with a school-record time of 31:22.53.

 Erik Quitzau, Hartford, Sr. (Blackstone, Mass.)

  • Notched a 3.81 GPA in Mechanical Engineering to be selected to the America East All-Academic team for his third time (indoor 2013, 2014).
  • Slated to the America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll and University of Hartford President’s List.
  • Set a Hartford record in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15.38 to finish fourth at the Yale Spring Invite.
  • Finished fifth in the 110-hurdles at the Minuteman Invitational and at the Albany Spring Invite.

Wilson Adams, Maine, Jr. (Barrington, R.I.)

  • Earned a 3.42 Bio Engineering GPA and was named a University of Maine Scholar Athlete for his efforts.
  • Broke a 50-year old record in the hammer throw, breaking it not once but also reset the standard at the America East outdoor track and field championships with a mark of 57.66 meters.
  • One of three Black Bears to earn an America East event championship, taking first in the hammer for a new personal best.

Kelton Cullenberg, Maine, Sr. (Chesterville, Maine)

  • One of nine America East Man of the Year Nominees, accumulated a 3.91 GPA in Kinesiology & Physical Education over his four years at Maine.
  • Earned the prestigious "M Club" Deen Smith Award for academic excellence and was named a Maine Scholar-Athlete.
  • Ran a season-best 3:54.56 in the 1500 at Holy Cross while setting a new personal in the 5k at the Penn Relays for second place (14:25.06)
  • Took first overall at the America East outdoor championship in the 5k with a time of 14:29.42.

Eric Schuler, UMBC, Jr. (Columbia, Md.)

  • Preserved a perfect 4.00 GPA over his three years as a Retriever in computer science.
  • Received a spot on the President’s List each of his seven semesters and was named the America East Men’s Cross Country Scholar Athlete.
  • Competed in three different distance events for the Retrievers as a junior, including the 10,000-meter at the 2014 America East Championships (34:38.04).
  • Posted a season-best 5k time of 15:12.28 at the Colonials Relays at William and Mary.

Christopher DeCarlo, New Hampshire, So. (Derry, N.H.)

  • Has maintained a 3.92 in Civil Engineering during his two years as a Wildcat.
  • Inducted into the 2014 National College Athletic Honor Society, Chi Sigma Alpha, and made the Dean's List in all three completed semesters.
  • Placed in the top-eight of 10 events during the 2014 outdoor campaign.
  • Finished first with the 4x100 meter relay team (43.76) at the Stony Brook Wolfie Invitational and took sixth in the 100-meter dash (11.52).
  • Crossed the line at fifth in the conference meet in the 4x100 relay (42.52).

John Prizzi, New Hampshire, Jr. (Wyckoff, N.J.)

  • Majors in Earth Sciences - Oceanography and has posted a  3.57,
  • Inducted into the 2014 National College Athletic Honors Society, Chi Sigma Alpha and was named to the America East All-Academic Team during the 2013-14 indoor season and 2012-13 season
  • Earned the individual title at the league championships in the steeplechase (9:06.44) and placed second in the 4x800 relay at the conference meet (7:34.77).
  • Took eighth at the New England Championships in the 1,500-meter race (3:51.57)
  • Was seventh in the steeplechase at Princeton University’s Larry Ellis Invitational, notching a school-record time of 8:47.30.

Martin Kallur, Vermont, So. (Falun, Sweden)

  • Sports a spotless 4.00 Political Science grade point average, which earned him a spot on the indoor all-academic team.
  • Earned All-New England honors in both the outdoor 110-meter hurdles and the pole vault.
  • Placed second in the 110-meter hurdles at the America East Outdoor Championships with a school record time and added a fifth place finish in the pole vault.
  • Placed third overall in the 110 hurdles at the Cal State LA Twilight Open.