May 12, 2014
WEST POINT, N.Y. - Three members of the Army track & field squad were selected to the Academic All-Patriot League Team the conference announced Monday. Senior Kendall Ward and junior Christopher Kittle represented the men's team, while sophomore Lindsay Gabow was the lone women's honoree.
To be eligible for the Academic All-Patriot League Team, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average and be a starter or key player in his/her sport. Freshmen or students in their first academic year at their school are not eligible for the honor.
A native of Pelham, N.Y., Gabow is an International History major who carries a 3.769 grade point average. Gabow achieved an ECAC standard in the 10,000-meter run at the Patriot League Championships on May 2, crossing the finish line at 35:45.98 to place second. On May 3, the sophomore set a personal record in the 5,000-meter run after clocking a 17:19.23 to finish third. Gabow's best finish in the 5,000-meter run prior to the Patriot League Championships came on April 5 against Navy when she won the race with a time of 17:20.13.
Kittle is a French major who holds a 3.513 grade point average as a second-semester junior. The Ladysmith, Va., native finished first in the decathlon at the Patriot League Championships, with a score of 6,408, after winning two of the 10 events and tying for first in another. Kittle won the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:41.33 before taking the crown in the 110-meter hurdle race with a time of 14.90. The junior's 4.45-meter mark in the pole vault tied him for first in the event, while he also placed second in the 400-meter dash and tied for second in the high jump.
An Economics major, Ward carries a 3.961 grade point average as a second-semester senior. Ward clocked a season-best 14:42.38 and placed second in the 5,000-meter run in a dual meet against Navy on April 5 before finished fifth with a time of 14:44.19 in the event at the Patriot League Championships on May 3. Ward also ran an IC4A-qualifying time of 30:12.02 in the 10,000-meter run at the Mount Sac Relays in Walnut, Calif., on April 17.
The Army men placed fourth at the Patriot League Championships, while the women were fifth. The Black Knights return to action on Friday, May 16 when they compete at the ECAC/IC4A Championships. The two-day event will be held in Princeton, N.J.
2014 Patriot League Outdoor Track & Field Academic Awards
Men's Outdoor Track & Field Scholar-Athlete: John Pope, American
Women's Outdoor Track & Field Scholar-Athlete: Allison Barwise, Boston University
Men's Outdoor Track & Field Academic All-Patriot League Team
John Pope, American
Christopher Kittle, Army
Kendall Ward, Army
David Lagerberg, Boston University
Christian Lupica, Bucknell
Juannell Riley, Lafayette
Benjamin Beauchamp, Lehigh
Ryan Knouse, Lehigh
Brett Bogaard, Navy
Thomas Buffaone, Navy
Women's Outdoor Track & Field Academic All-Patriot League Team
Julia Sullivan, American
Lindsay Gabow, Army
Allison Barwise, Boston University
Nikko Brady, Boston University
Michelle Sumner, Boston University
Emily Waksmunski, Bucknell
Sarah Dahlstrom, Holy Cross
Rachel Pena, Lafayette
Marissa Buccellato, Loyola
Emily Jensen, Navy