Five NACC Programs, Five Student-Athletes Earn USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors


NEW ORLEANS --- A total of five Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC) men's and women's track and field programs, along with five student-athletes, were recognized Monday as the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) released its All-Academic Teams and Individuals for the 2018-19 track and field season.

Full USTFCCCA Releases
DIII Team - DIII Men - DIII Women

The men's and women's programs from both Concordia University Chicago and Concordia University Wisconsin were recognized among the team listings, as was the women's program from Aurora University.

Individually, the NACC was represented by Aurora's Katie Gonterman and Peter Rudelich and Concordia Chicago's Jessica Wilson, Simone Wilson and Tyrique Thomas.

To be eligible for All-Academic Team honors, a team must carry a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.00.

To qualify for All-Academic Team honors, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative GPA of 3.30 and must have met at least one of the following athletic standards:

  • Competed in an NCAA Indoor or Outdoor Championship
  • Finished the regular season ranked in the national top-50 in an individual event or ranked in the national top-35 in a relay event on the official NCAA Descending Order List.

A total of 1,093 student-athletes (631 women, 462 men) earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors during the 2018-19 track & field seasons, while 297 programs (184 women's, 113 men's) were recognized. 

All-Academic Team Honors    
Institution Head Coach Team GPA
Aurora Jeff Fellers 3.12
Concordia Chicago Phil Kopinski 3.43
Concordia Wisconsin Russ DeLap 3.50
Institution Head Coach Team GPA
Concordia Chicago Phil Kopinski 3.21
Concordia Wisconsin Russ DeLap 3.25
All-Academic Individual Honors    
Student-Athlete Institution Major(s)
Katie Gonterman Aurora Exercise Science
Jessica Wilson Concordia Chicago Music
Simone Wilson Concordia Chicago Natural Science: Biology & Earth Science
Student-Athlete Institution Major(s)
Peter Rudelich Aurora Criminal Justice & Spanish
Tyrique Thomas Concordia Chicago Business Management