Repeat NCAA D2 Academic Honors for WLU Women's Track
Hulit Earns USTFCCCA All-Academic Athlete Award
NEW ORLEANS – West Liberty University All-Region standout Kelsi Hulit has earned 2021 NCAA Division II All-Academic Athlete honors and the WLU women’s track team has achieved national All-Academic Team status from the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) for the second consecutive year.
Qualifications for the NCAA Division II All-Academic Athlete awards included maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher and posting at least an automatic or provisional qualifying mark (individual or relay event) during the indoor or outdoor season.
Hulit, a junior thrower from Malvern, Ohio, easily met those criteria. A Speech Pathology and Audiology major, Hulit has maintained a 3.78 GPA in the classroom throughout her West Liberty career. She not only blew past the NCAA Division II provisional mark in the discus this spring, her school-record throw of 47.10 meters (154 feet, 6 inches) was No. 1 in the Atlantic Region.
In order to qualify for 2021 USTFCCCA All-Academic Team honors, the combined cumulative GPA for all student-athletes on the school’s NCAA squad list for the 2021 track and field season had to be certified at 3.00 or higher by the institution.
Coach Justin Simpson's Lady Hilltoppers were one of 130 NCAA Division II teams nationwide to receive the All-Academic Team award and one of four Mountain East Conference honorees. West Liberty’s 3.56 cumulative team GPA was the highest among the MEC award winners, which included Charleston, Concord, and Wheeling.