May 23, 2018
By Kenny Bybee (firstname.lastname@example.org)
IRVING, Texas - Rice senior distance runner Elsa Racasan was named to the 2018 InTouch Credit Union Conference USA Women's Track & Field All-Academic Team, the league announced on Wednesday.
The C-USA All-Academic Team is comprised of 11 female track and field athletes with a minimum grade point average of 3.2 and at least a sophomore class standing.
Racasan, from Lugrin, France, earned a spot on the all-academic team for a second straight year and the third time overall after posting a 4.11 GPA while majoring in kinesiology. The recipient of the Margie Sass Scholar Athlete of the Year (2017), Racasan had three victories this year between the indoor and outdoor seasons.
Racasan won the 1500m at the Arkansas Twilight and J. Fred Duckett Twilight and placed fourth in the 1500m at the C-USA Outdoor Championships.
2018 InTouch Credit Union C-USA Women's T&F All-Academic Team
Anne-Catherine Wasser, So. - Florida Atlantic | 4.00 - Public Management/Psychology
*Kacie Kaufman, Jr. - Louisiana Tech | 4.00 - Communications
*Morgan Keesee, Sr. - Louisiana Tech | 4.00 - Kinesiology/Health Promotion
Elia Nero, Jr. - Louisiana Tech | 3.90 - Political Science
*Agnes Abu, Sr. - Middle Tennessee | 3.78 - Community/Public Health
Bailey Ashmore, So. - North Texas | 4.00 - Material Science/Engineering
*Elsa Racasan, Sr. - Rice | 4.11 - Kinesiology
Courtney Filliben, Sr. - Southern Miss | 3.88 - Biological Sciences
Keiyana Gaskin, So. - Southern Miss | 3.93 - Accounting
*Gabriyella Torres, Jr. - UTSA | 3.96 - Business Management
Morgan McIntyre, Sr. - WKU | 3.75 - Communication Science & Disorders
* Repeat Winner