NEW ORLEANS - Western Illinois track & field student-athlete Nathaniel Marshall was named as an U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic selection, the association announced on Wednesday.
To qualify for the honor, Marshall has excelled both athletically and academically. Academically, student-athletes must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.25.
Athletically, student-athletes must meet either of the following athletic standards: for the indoor season, a student-athlete must have finished the regular season ranked in the national top 96 in an individual event or ranked in the national top 48 (collective listing) in a relay event on the official NCAA POP list provided by TFRRS.org; for the outdoor season, a student-athlete must have participated in any round of the NCAA Division I Championships (including preliminary rounds).
A Biology major with a Psychology minor, Marshall currently holds an impressive 3.57 grade point average in the classroom.
Marshall also met the athletic requirements during both the indoor and outdoor season. In the indoor season, he finished the season ranked 27th nationally in the weight throw with a mark of 65-07.50.
He also qualified for the NCAA West Regional in the hammer throw event during the outdoor season.
Marshall was one of 448 Division I men's track & field student-athletes to receive the recognition.