Tam Earns RMAC All-Academic First Team Honors

By Ashley Sikora published December 18, 2013

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Ryder Tam, the 2013 RMAC Summit Award Winner, led the University of Colorado Colorado Springs with a First Team selection in the conference academic awards announced this afternoon. Three other Mountain Lions were named to the Honor Roll.

To qualify, runners needed a 3.30 grade point average and have completed two consecutive semesters at their current institution. The first team was selected by the Sports Information Directors at each conference school.

Tam earned the Summit Award for having the top GPA among runners at the conference championships in October with a 3.95 in mechanical engineering. He finished in the top five for the Mountain Lions at the regional championships and Metro State Invitational.

David Olson, Luke Dakin and Robert Scrivner each earned Honor Roll honors. Dakin was an RMAC All-Academic Second Team and USTFCCCA All-Academic selection last season and has a 3.85 GPA in finance. Olson has a 3.87 GPA in marketing and Scrivner has a 3.55 GPA in pre-physical therapy, and both Mountain Lions are earning the honor in their first year of eligibility.

The UCCS distance runners will open their track and field season on Jan. 18, between the Potts Invitational at CU-Boulder and at the Adams State Open.

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