APPLETON, Wis. -- Both of Lawrence University's track teams and men's track stars Josh Janusiak and Joe Kortenhof have been honored by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association for academic achievement.
Janusiak (South Milwaukee, Wis./South Milwaukee) and Kortenhof (Portland, Ore./Lincoln) both received All-Academic honors. Janusiak, a junior, has a 3.94 grade point average and is majoring in philosophy and Spanish. Kortenhof, a sophomore, is an anthropology major and sports a 3.87 GPA. Janusiak earned the honor for the second consecutive year, and this was the first award for Kortenhof.
To qualify for USTFCCCA All-Academic honors, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative GPA of 3.30 and must have met at least one of the following athletic standards -- competed in an NCAA Indoor or Outdoor Championship or finished the regular season ranked in the top 50 nationally in an individual event or in the top 35 nationally in a relay event.
The Lawrence women collected the All-Academic Team award for the second consecutive year. The Vikings posted an impressive 3.66 cumulative team GPA and only seven teams in the nation had a higher GPA. The Lawrence men earned the award for the first time since 2014 with a 3.21 GPA.
To be eligible for the award, a team must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.