July 23 – (NEW ORLEANS, La.) - The U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced the 2021 Division III All-Academic Track & Field Teams and Carnegie Mellon University was included on the list for the 25th consecutive year. A total of 160 men's teams and 214 women's teams earned the distinction as a result of a cumulative team grade point average (GPA) of 3.10 or better for the 2020-21 academic year.
The men's track and field team carries a cumulative team GPA of 3.60 while the women hold a 3.49 team grade point average.
In addition to the team earning the award, nine individuals were honored:
- Graduate student Joanna Baranowski (Syosset, N.Y./Syosset)
- Senior Marvin Bennett Jr. (Baltimore, Md./Phillips Exeter Academy)
- Junior Graham Eversden (Chandler, Ariz./Chandler)
- Sophomore Samantha Giordani (Pittsburgh, Pa./Ambridge)
- Graduate student Hunter Hartshorne (Ithaca, N.Y./Ithaca)
- Junior Justin Kiefel (Downingtown, Pa./Downingtown STEM Academy)
- Freshman Andrew McGovern (Lexington, Mass./Lexington)
- Senior Bram Miller (Colgate, Wis./Kettle Moraine Lutheran)
- Freshman Pranav Rajbhandari (Marietta, Ga./Walton)
All nine individuals qualified for the award by achieving a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or better with either competing at the NCAA Championships or finishing the regular season ranked in the national top 50 in an individual event or top 35 in a relay event.
Eversden earned All-Academic recognition for the third time while Baranowski, Bennett Jr., Giordani, Kiefel, and Miller each earned it for the second time.