CARROLLTON, Ga. – With just a few weeks left before the start of the 2017 outdoor season, the West Georgia Track & Field Wolves were awarded Thursday with the USTFCCCA NCAA Division II All-Academic Award as a team.

This marks the sixth-straight year in the row that the Wolves have earned this honor, with the UWG Track and Cross-Country squads combining for a 3.3 overall GPA. It is the eighth award overall, including men's cross-country, which has won the All-Academic team award twice under head coach Tim Brooks.

"We want to win championships on the course and the track every year," Brooks said. "But having a championship attitude or mentality includes being tenacious in the classroom as well, and I couldn't be more proud of these student-athletes for their hard work and dedication."
In addition to the team awards, three Wolves earned individual honors as USTFCCCA Division II All-Academic athletes. With three earning these titles of All-Academic, it brings the total of under Brooks to 26 since he took over the program. Athletes qualify for All-Academic with 12 semester hours completed in the semester of competition with a 3.25 GPA or higher. These Athletes must also place in the top 30 percent of the total athletes at the regional.

Taylor Dove has been a standout both in women's cross-country as well as track and field, and in the classroom, she has a 3.74 GPA. From the men's cross-country team Thomas Adkins and Jaylen Ferguson were each named USTFCCCA Division II All-Academic. Adkins had a 3.67 GPA and Ferguson a 3.28 GPA.

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