Chris Kelly Named to USTFCCCA All-Academic Track & Field Team!

Case Western Reserve University 2013 graduate Chris Kelly (Twinsburg, Ohio/Twinsburg) has been named to the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic Team for his performance on the track and in the classroom this past season.

A materials science and engineering major with a 3.43 grade point average, Kelly capped his career as a national qualifier in the spring. He set a school record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (9:07.23) at the University Athletic Association Championship and entered the NCAA Division III Championship with the 14th-fastest time in the nation.

Back in the fall, Kelly was an All-UAA and All-Great Lakes Region performer for the cross country team as the Spartans qualified for the NCAA Championship Meet for the first time since 2008.

To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team, a student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 and have met either of the following athletic standards: a student-athlete must have competed in an NCAA Indoor or Outdoor Championship or finished the regular season ranked in the national top 35 in an individual event or ranked in the national top 25 (collective listing) in a relay event on the official NCAA POP list provided byTFRRS.org.