Mean Green Earn Three C-USA All-Academic Team Honorees

May 23, 2018

DENTON – North Texas track and field student-athletes Florian Lussy, Javier Lopez-Ibarra and Bailey Ashmore were selected to the InTouch Credit Union C-USA All-Academic team, announced by the league office Wednesday.

Lopez-Ibarra picks up his second C-USA All-Academic team selection after being named to the 2017 team. Ashmore and Lussy were first-time honorees on the C-USA All-Academic team.

Lopez-Ibarra holds a 3.74 GPA in finance and finished second in javelin at the C-USA outdoor championships on May 13. He has three first-place finishes, including a school-record throw of 66.55 meters at the TCU Invitational on March 17.

Lussy has a 3.93 GPA in recreation sports management and finished second in the 10000-meter run at the C-USA outdoor championships. Lussy also came in seventh in the 5000-meter run at the outdoor conference championships. He finished his outdoor season with six top-10 finishes in his three distance events.

Ashmore has had an impressive sophomore season posting a perfect 4.0 GPA in materials science and engineering. Ashmore finished fifth in pole vault at the C-USA outdoor championships and set a new school record at the Bobcat Classic with a vault of 4.05 meters. She has five top-five finishes in pole vault during the outdoor season.

Lopez-Ibarra and Ashmore will both be continuing their outdoor seasons at the NCAA West prelims starting Thursday, May 24, in Sacramento, California.

Eleven male and 11 female student-athletes earned spots on the all-academic team, with Rice and Louisiana Tech tied for most with four student-athletes on the men’s and women’s all-academic teams.

2018 InTouch Credit Union Conference USA Women’s Track & Field All-Academic Team
Anne-Catherine Wasser, So. – Florida Atlantic | 4.00 GPA in public management/psychology
*Kacie Kaufman, Jr. – Louisiana Tech | 4.00 GPA in communications
*Morgan Keesee, Sr. – Louisiana Tech | 4.00 GPA in kinesiology & health promotion
Elia Nero, Jr. – Louisiana Tech | 3.905 GPA in political science
*Agnes Abu, Sr. – Middle Tennessee | 3.785 GPA in community and public health
Bailey Ashmore, So. – North Texas | 4.00 GPA in materials science and engineering
*Elsa Racasan, Sr. – Rice | 4.11 GPA in kinesiology
Courtney Filliben, Sr. – Southern Miss | 3.88 GPA in biological sciences
Keiyana Gaskin, So. – Southern Miss | 3.935 GPA in accounting
*Gabriyella Torres, Jr. – UTSA | 3.96 GPA in business management
Morgan McIntyre, Sr. – WKU | 3.75 GPA in communication science and disorders

2018 In Touch Credit Union Conference USA Men’s Track & Field All-Academic Team
Connor Killian, So. – Louisiana Tech | 3.909 GPA in forestry
Florian Lussy, So. – North Texas | 3.93 GPA in recreation sports management
*Javier Lopez – Ibarra, Jr. – North Texas | 3.74 GPA in finance
*Charlie Card-Childers, RS-Jr. – Rice | 3.77 GPA in cognitive sciences
*Scott Filip, RS-Sr. – Rice | 3.72 GPA in Master of Arts in global affairs
Erik Maher, RS-Sr. – Rice | 3.83 GPA in Master of Arts in education
David Little, So. – Southern Miss | 3.455 GPA in nursing
Jonah Koech, Jr. – UTEP | 3.24 GPA in management
John von Dohlen, Sr. – UTSA | 3.95 GPA in marketing
Derek Fenton, Jr. – UTSA | 3.59 GPA in economics
*Maor Seged, Jr. – WKU | 3.44 GPA in electrical engineering

 

 

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