Courtesy of USTFCCCA
NEW ORLEANS – All-America honors for the 2020 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field season were announced on Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
Normal policies dictate that All-America honors are awarded based on classifications of performance at the NCAA Championships.
Due to the cancellation of the 2020 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships, the NCAA Division I Track & Field Executive Committee adopted the following criteria:
- Based on the post-medical scratches startlist for the national championships posted on Wednesday, March 11 at 9:24 p.m., local, the following will be recognized as All-America for the 2020 indoor track & field season:
- Individual events: ALL student-athletes listed on the startlist for the anticipated event.
- Relay events: The four student-athletes per anticipated relay who produced the performance that was declared and accepted into their event. Those listed as alternates will not be recognized.
- There will not be a distinction of “first-team”, “second-team”, or “honorable mention” to these recognitions.
Thus, a total of 671 honors were handed out to 119 different institutions on Tuesday.
Aggies leading the way
North Carolina A&T led all of the Division 1 HBCUs with nine athletes–both men and women– being named All-Americans.
Below is the list of HBCU athletes that were recognized by the USTFCCCA as All-Americans for the 2020 Indoor Track & Field season.
|MEN||All-America||200 Meters||Joseph Amoah||SR||Coppin State||MEAC||E|
|MEN||All-America||800 Meters||Abbas Abbkar||SR||North Carolina A&T||MEAC||E|
|MEN||All-America||60 Meters||Jaylen Mitchell||SR||North Carolina A&T||MEAC||E|
|MEN||All-America||400 Meters||Randolph Ross||FR||North Carolina A&T||MEAC||E|
|MEN||All-America||4×400 Relay||Randolph Ross||FR||North Carolina A&T||MEAC||E|
|MEN||All-America||4×400 Relay||Akeem Sirleaf||SR||North Carolina A&T||MEAC||E|
|MEN||All-America||4×400 Relay||Trevor Stewart||JR||North Carolina A&T||MEAC||E|
|MEN||All-America||400 Meters||Trevor Stewart||JR||North Carolina A&T||MEAC||E|
|MEN||All-America||4×400 Relay||Elijah Young||SR||North Carolina A&T||MEAC||E|
|WOMEN||All-America||400 Meters||Na’Asha Robinson||SR||Alabama A&M||SWAC||E|
|WOMEN||All-America||Long Jump||Monae’ Nichols||JR||Bethune-Cookman||MEAC||E|
|WOMEN||All-America||800 Meters||Martha Bissah||SR||Norfolk State||MEAC||E|
|WOMEN||All-America||200 Meters||Kiara Grant||JR||Norfolk State||MEAC||E|
|WOMEN||All-America||60 Meters||Kiara Grant||JR||Norfolk State||MEAC||E|
|WOMEN||All-America||60 Meter Hurdles||Madeleine Akobundu||SR||North Carolina A&T||MEAC||E|
|WOMEN||All-America||60 Meter Hurdles||Paula Salmon||SO||North Carolina A&T||MEAC||E|
|WOMEN||All-America||60 Meters||Cambrea Sturgis||SO||North Carolina A&T||MEAC||E|
|WOMEN||All-America||200 Meters||Cambrea Sturgis||SO||North Carolina A&T||MEAC||E|
|WOMEN||All- America||High Jump||Ja’Sha Sloan||JR||Prairie View A&M|