COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado: USA Archery is excited to announce the 2015 Collegiate Archery Program Academic All-American Award Recipients. This award is a huge honor, recognizing excellence on the archery field as well as in the classroom. The Collegiate Archery Program gives archers a chance to compete on a national level with peers who also hold a rigorous academic schedule.
The Academic All-American Team is composed of the Top 10 archers in each Division and Class based on the following criteria:
- Archer must have been eligible to shoot in the 2015 Spring semester, meaning they were enrolled as a full time student.
- Required Cumulative GPA of 3.0 for Undergraduate Students and 3.5 for Graduate Students through fall semester 2014.
- USA Archery then takes the top 25% (ranked by score) of each division and class from U.S. Indoor Nationals.
- Archers are then ranked by GPA.
Please click here to see the full list of archers who earned spots on the Academic All-American Team. These archers will receive a certificate and letter from USA Archery commemorating them on their award.
Julie Anne Hoffmann, a senior and captain of the Columbia University Archery Team shared: “Columbia is definitely a work intensive school, making it difficult to dedicate enough time to excel as a student as well as an athlete. I’ve spent a long time just accepting that I just didn’t have enough time to be as good as some of my competitors because of my work load, so winning this award was more than just a shiny medal, it’s proof that I can excel at whatever I choose to. Being a dedicated student doesn’t have to hold me back and this award makes that clear; it pushes me to be the best I can be in every facet rather than just one.”
USA Archery is excited to kick off another great year in the Collegiate Archery Program. Hoffmann was enthusiastic as well: “Having a collegiate division definitely evens the playing field a bit. Students nationwide are all struggling with time management, attempting to finish their papers and still get enough practice in. Having a collegiate division puts you in competition with people who have the same obstacle. It becomes a competition of time management as well as skill, making the competitions more dynamic and the wins more valuable.”
USA Archery is pleased to congratulate the recipients of this award on their incredible achievements on the field and in the classroom. Please contact Collegiate Archery Program Manager Callie Grieser with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.