Bulldog head coach Wayne Norton had five individuals and one team earn USTFCCCA All-Academic honors.
Aug. 2, 2013
ATHENS, Ga. --- Georgia’s track and field teams had five individuals earn U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic individual awards following the 2013 season.
Sophomores Carly Hamilton and Morgann Leleux and senior Lucie Ondraschkova represented the Georgia women’s team. Sophomore Drew Branch and junior Burke McCarty were the representatives from the Bulldog men’s team.
In addition, the Lady Bulldog team All-Academic honors after collectively posting a 3.15 GPA.
Hamilton, a native of Springboro, Ohio, finished her year with a 3.30 GPA in pre-Business. She earned First Team All-America honors in the mile indoors and was the Southeastern Conference 1500-meter champion outdoors. Hamilton also set school records in the mile, 3000 and 1500 during the 2013 campaigns.
Leleux, a native of New Iberia, La., posted a 3.41 GPA in pre-Journalism. The 2012 NCAA runner-up both indoors and outdoors captured her second consecutive SEC outdoor title in the pole vault last year. Despite suffering an eye injury and subsequent surgery during the indoor season, Leleux soared 14 feet, 9 inches at the Razorback Invitational to take over the No. 2 spot in the school record books.
Ondraschkova, a native of Opava, Czech Republic, had a 3.88 GPA in Finance. After earning second-place honors in the pentathlon at the 2013 SEC Indoor Championships, Ondraschkova set a personal best of 4,228 points to take fourth at the NCAA Championships for First Team All-America honors. Outdoors, she finished seventh in the highest-scoring heptathlon in NCAA Championships history for another First Team All-America certificate.
Branch, a native of Alpharetta, worked for a 3.27 GPA in pre-International Affairs. Branch moved to No. 5 on Georgia’s all-time top-10 list in the 400 hurdles after clocking a 50.60 at the Spec Towns Invitational. He finished fifth at the SEC Championships and advanced to the NCAA Championships in the event.
McCarty, a native of Dunwoody, finished his third year with a 3.43 GPA in pre-Exercise and Sport Science. Winning the Georgia Relays with a discus toss of 180-10, McCarty was fourth at the SEC Championships.