Five Mountain Lion Track & Field Athletes Named to RMAC All-Academic Teams

By Sarah Trujillo published April 15, 2010

Four athletes from the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs Men's and Women's Indoor Track & Field Team team, Kelsey Barry, Kaitlin Frier, Brien Hopkins, and Jason Shaver, were named to Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference All-Academic second team, which was announced on Tuesday.

Another Mountain Lion, Alicia Del Pardo, was named to the All-Academic honor role.

Kelsey Barry is a Business major with a 3.98 grade-point average. The junior from Colorado Springs has placed second in the 600-meter run, 1,000-meter run, and the 800-meter run (twice) during the season. She placed seventh in the 800-meter run at the RMAC Indoor Championships. Barry is also a regular member of the 4x400-meter relay team.

Kaitlin Frier is a junior, majoring in English/Professional Writing, with a 3.68 grade-point average. The Valley Springs, California native has placed fourth in the 1,500-meter run and the 3,000-meter run this season. Frier had a second-place finish in the 1-mile run at the CSM Twilight Invitational.

A sophomore from Castle Rock, Brien Hopkins, is currently carrying a 3.43 grade-point average. His major is undecided. Hopkins has sixth-place finishes in the pole vault as well as the 60-meter hurdles. At the RMAC Indoor Championships, he place second overall in the heptathlon.

Majoring in Sports Conditioning and Training, Jason Shaver holds a 3.77 grade-point average. The Colorado Springs junior has placed sixth in the 4x400-meter relay, twice, and the 400 meter dash. The 4x400 meter relay team took first at the RMAC Indoor Championships.

Alicia Del Pardo, a Business Service Management major, is junior from Colorado Springs. Her current grade-point average is a 3.34. Del Pardo placed seventh in the 3000 meter run at the Air Force Invitational.

To qualify for Academic All-RMAC, student-athletes must have a GPA of 3.30 or better, be a starter or reserve, and completed two consecutive semesters or three quarters at their current institution. Their GPA is what they had earned prior to track & field season beginning. RMAC Sports Information Directors at schools that sponsor the sport of menâ€TMs and women's track & field selected first and second teams.

The next track & field meets for UCCS will be the CSU-Pueblo Invitational and the Kansas Relays, both held on April 15th

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