Eight Bisons earn A-Sun All-Academic for Track & Field
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
By Logan Butts
Eight Bisons earn A-Sun All-Academic for Track & Field

MACON, Ga. – Lipscomb track and field landed eight student-athletes on the Atlantic Sun All-Academic team as announced by the league office on Wednesday. The Bisons earned the most All-Academic honorees of any team in the conference.

On the men’s side, Lipscomb had four players voted in unanimously: seniors Dan Coleman and Caleb Love and sophomores Daniel Lenart and Wayne Newman.

Newman’s 3.80 GPA helped him earn a share of the 2015 A-Sun Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year award. The pre-nursing major shared the award with J.J. Webber from Northern Kentucky and Justin Bryan from North Florida.

Newman will be competing in the NCAA Division I East Region Prelims in Jacksonville, Fla. this coming weekend. He qualified in the 110m high hurdles, an event in which he holds the school record. The sophomore also earned All-Academic status during the 2015 indoor season.

Although this is the first appearance on the Outdoor All-Academic team for Coleman, Lenart and Love, both Coleman and Lenart were named to the All-Academic team during the 2015 indoor season.

Lenart matched Newman’s 3.80 GPA, while Coleman compiled a 3.79 mark and Love earned a 3.77 GPA.

The women’s All-Academic team also saw four Lipscomb members named to the squad.

Lipscomb sophomore Sally Larson was voted onto the squad unanimously thanks to a 3.95 GPA. Larson also earned a spot on the Indoor All-Academic team this season, and was named the 2014 A-Sun Cross Country Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year in the fall.

The Washington native will be joining Newman at the NCAA Division I East Region Prelims. She will compete in the 5000m.

Seniors Minna Fields and Kaitlyn Llewellyn and sophomore Barbara Lee Ball were also named to the Outdoor All-Academic squad. This is the first appearance on an All-Academic team for the pair of seniors, while Ball was named to the Indoor All-Academic team earlier this season.

Ball, who has a perfect 4.0 GPA, was also recently named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District 3 team for women’s cross country country/track and field.

Llewellyn also compiled a 4.0 GPA, and Fields earned a mark of 3.70.