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      MTU Track and Field teams make the grade

      Courtesy: MTU

      The Michigan Tech track and field programs recently earned a trio of academic awards from the United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association.Both the men's and women's teams earned Div. II All-Academic Team honors. The men's team finished tied for 10th with a cumulative grade point average of 3.25. The women's team tied for 22nd with a cumulative grade point average of 3.4. Overall, 42 men's and 92 women's teams earned the award which is given to teams with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.Additionally, senior Nathan Saliga earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors. The Leonard, Mich., native finished third in the decathlon at the GLIAC Championships with a school record and a NCAA provisional qualifying score of 6,424 points. He was a five-time All-GLIAC performer and holds the school record in the 400-hurdles with a time of 54.27. Saliga earned Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-America honors as a junior and senior and graduated this spring with a 3.88 grade point average in mechanical engineering.To earn all-academic honors, a student-athlete must have a 3.25 grade point average and earn an NCAA provisional mark.