By: Eastern Michigan University; 1812Blockhouse
Four Eastern Michigan University women’s track & field student-athletes were recently named All-Academic Athletes for the 2020 NCAA Division I Track and Field season Thursday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
Criteria for earning All-Academic Athlete status included a minimum grade point average of 3.25, having completed at least two semesters at the institution and have finished in the top 96 on the NCAA Division I descending order list in any championship individual event during the 2019-20 indoor season. EMU’s four honorees rank second in the Mid-American Conference, trailing only Akron (5). Overall, 20 MAC student-athletes garnered the prestigious honor.Sophomore Alysse Wade of Mansfield was one of those honored.
Wade, who is a Therapeutic Recreation major, was named First-Team All-MAC after winning the 60m hurdles at the MAC Indoor Championships with a personal-best time of 8.43 on February 28-29. She finished fourth in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.57 at the Silverston Invitational, February 21, and took second place in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.57 at the GVSU Big Meet, February 14. Wade won the 60m hurdles at the Can-Am International with a mark of 8.63, January 25, while also claiming first prize in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.71 at the SVSU Doug Hansen Open, January 17.
A 2018 St. Peters graduate, Alysse was a multiple-event state champion.