WAYNE – For a 13th consecutive season, the Wayne State College men’s track and field team received All-Academic honors from the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
According to a Wednesday afternoon release by the coaches’ association office in New Orleans, Louisiana and Wayne State Athletics, the Wildcat men posted a cumulative team grade point average of 3.319. This ranked 25th in NCAA Division II.
Also, sophomore Dylan Kneifl and freshman Logan Moeller each received individual All-Academic honors from USTFCCCA.
To qualify for the team academic award, an institution must record a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or higher while individuals must maintain a 3.25 grade point average and have achieved a provisional or automatic qualifying mark for the NCAA Championships in either indoor or outdoor seasons.
Kneifl, a sophomore from Pilger (Wisner-Pilger HS), had a 3.442 grade point average majoring in construction management. He earned All-NSIC honors in the high jump during both indoor and outdoor seasons this year while reaching NCAA provisional qualifying marks in both seasons. Kneifl was third at the NSIC Indoor Championships this year clearing 6’ 8 3/4” and followed that in the outdoor season by breaking a 37-year school record in the high jump and qualifying for the NCAA Division II Championships placing 12th. He placed second at the NSIC Outdoor Championships clearing a career-best mark of 6’ 11 ½” and was Second Team All-American at nationals clearing 6’ 9 ½” to finish 12th.
Moeller, a freshman from Pierce (Pierce HS), maintained a 3.838 grade point average majoring in construction management this season. He earned All-NSIC honors twice this season while also setting two new school records as a freshman while reaching NCAA provisional qualifying marks both seasons. Moeller was All-NSIC during the indoor season with a second place finish in the triple jump while setting a new school record at 48’ 6”. In the outdoor season, he was third in the triple jump (47’ 8”) and fifth in the long jump (23’ 9”) at the NSIC Championships and set a new school record in the long jump at 25’ 2’.