Decker Repeats as Academic All-American
June 21, 2018
Academic All-America Team
The junior hurdler was selected to the 2017-18 Google Cloud Academic All-America Division I Cross Country/Track & Field Teams by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Prior to Decker’s repeat achievement, Tim Nedow was the last Blue Demon to earn track and field All-America honors in 2012.
Decker was named to the third team, duplicating his 2016-17 honor. He completed his third season in Lincoln Park with his third-straight BIG EAST outdoor title in the 110-meter hurdles.
He recorded a personal best time of 14.49 in the 110-meter hurdles at the BIG EAST outdoor prelims before defending his title with a time of 14.56 in the finals.
Decker also won his third consecutive BIG EAST indoor title in the 60-meter hurdles with a winning time of 8.24 seconds that was a personal best for the west suburban St. Charles native.
The Biological Sciences major carries a cumulative grade point average of 3.99 and has a minor in Chemistry.
Graduate student Trey Culver of Texas Tech and sophomore Lynne Mooradian of the United States Military Academy headline the 2017-18 Google Cloud Academic All-America Division I Cross Country/Track & Field Teams.
A Sports Management major from Lubbock, Texas with a 4.0 GPA, Culver was named the Google Cloud Division I Men’s Cross Country/Track & Field Academic All-American of the Year. The Division I women’s Academic All-American of the Year Mooradian is a Mechanical Engineering major from Hanover, Pa. with a 4.23 GPA
Among the 46 student-athletes on the Division I Academic All-America men’s team, 23 posted a GPA of 4.0 or better. On the women’s Academic All-America team, 28 of the 47 carried a GPA of 4.0 or better. The 17 student-athletes on the men’s first team have an average GPA of 3.975 while the 17 members of the women’s first team sport an average GPA of 3.978.
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