July 26, 2018 – Mount St. Mary's University track & field graduate Christopher Gabor was recognized with U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Honors on Thursday after a standout senior season. In addition, the Mount St. Mary's women's squad was named an All-Academic Team by the USTFCCCA.
To qualify for individual All-Academic honors, student-athletes must have compiled a cumulative GPA of 3.25 and have met at least one of the following athletic standards:
- For the indoor season, a student-athlete must have finished the regular season ranked in the national top 96 in an individual event or ranked in the national top 48 (collective listing) in a relay event on the official NCAA POP list provided by TFRRS.org.
- For the outdoor season, a student-athlete must have participated in any round of the NCAA Division I Championships (including preliminary rounds).
Gabor exceeded the academic standard, graduating with a 3.45 GPA and a degree in accounting this past May. He finished the indoor season ranked 74th in the nation in the heptathlon, registering a personal-best mark of 5096 points at the Navy Winter Invitational to win the event. Other highlights on Gabor's season included a second-place finish in the decathlon at Penn Relays, and third-place showings at NEC Outdoor Championships in the pole vault and javelin.
The Mount women's track and field program was one of 220 in the nation on the women's side to earn USTFCCCA All-Academic Team honors, which recognizes programs that have achieved a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher. The Mountaineers rounded out the academic year with a 3.13 team GPA.