Harding’s track team, five individuals earn all-academic honors

Harding Athletics
Scott Goode, Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Information

SEARCY – The 2019-20 Harding men’s and women’s track and field teams received the All-Academic Team honor Thursday from the United States Track & Field and Cross-Country Coaches Association. Harding also had five women’s track and field members-Cara Mason, Cooper Monn, Darcy Sanford, Natalie Toney and Sierra White-receive individual All-Academic honors.

The All-Academic Team honor recognizes outstanding academic achievement by a team with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. Harding’s men had a 3.15 team GPA, and Harding’s women had a 3.36 GPA.

Individuals receiving the All-Academic honors qualified with a 3.25 cumulative GPA and had to achieve an automatic or provisional qualifying mark during the indoor track and field season.

Harding’s All-Academic Recipients
Name Event Mark/Time Year Major GPA Hometown
Cara Mason Shot Put 14.39 meters JR Kinesiology 3.40 North Lima, Ohio
Cooper Monn Shot Put 14.37 meters SO Biology 3.46 Eustis, Fla.
Darcy Sanford Pentathlon 3,433 points JR Public Relations 3.83 Montgomery, Ala.
High Jump 1.68 meters
Natalie Toney 4×400 Relay 3:50.99 SO Cognitive Neuroscience 3.72 Pocahontas, Ark.
Sierra White Pole Vault 3.73 meters FR Medical Humanities 3.80 Aledo, Texas

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