Bulldogs Earn All-Academic Team Honors; Post Top GPA in League

Nihal Kayali. (photo by Tim O'Dowd)
Nihal Kayali. (photo by Tim O'Dowd)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Yale women's track and field team has earned All-Academic Team honors from the USTFCCCA for 2012-13. The organization announced the winners on July 24, and Yale earned recognition for a 3.54 GPA that placed the Bulldogs first in the Ivy League and sixth in the nation. The Bulldogs' GPA was .13 better than the next-best Ivy League school.

A total of 187 institutions earned All-Academic Team distinction, which is awarded to teams with a cumulative team GPA of 3.00 or higher. Wofford was the top team in Division I with a cumulative team mark of 3.61.

Yale also has three individuals named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team. Nihal Kayali '13, senior Amanda Snajder and junior Kira Garry were among 710 athletes chosen for that distinction.