FOUR NAMED TO USTFCCCA ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM

Four Loras track and field student-athletes were recently named U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic honorees. Morgan Steere (’15),Nick Ball (’16) (Marion, Iowa), Zach Frey (’16) (Cascade, Iowa) and Maggie Saenz Ruiz (’16) (Bogota, Colombia) all were selected.
 
All four student-athletes are second-time honorees, and Steere, Saenz Ruiz and Frey also earned Iowa Conference All-Academic Team honors this spring.  After winning the 10k at the 2015 Iowa Conference Outdoor Championships, Saenz Ruiz settled for third in the 5k. Steere was the conference champion at the outdoor championships in the shot put with a distance of 13.01m. In her final outdoor season, Steere set personal bests in the shot put (13.24m) and discus (36.74m).
 
Ball placed fourth in the 100m dash finals and sixth in the 200m dash finals. His time of 11.05 in the 100m dash was a personal best, while his 200m dash time of 22.34 was a season best.  Frey was the Iowa Conference Champion in the 800m and added victories in the 4×100 and 4×400 relays.   
 
As a team, the Loras women’s track and field program was recognized for its achievements in the classroom thanks to a combined grade point average of 3.46. This is the fourth consecutive season that the women have earned All-Academic distinction from the USTFCCA.

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