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Galeone, Wendland Earn Academic Honors

July 29, 2010  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Elliot Galeone made the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team for the second consecutive season.

Elliot Galeone made the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team for the second consecutive season.

Redshirt junior Elliot Galeone and sophomore Isaac Wendland have both been included on the 2010 U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division I Men's Track & Field All-Academic Team.

Galeone, a kinesiology major with a 3.48 GPA, made the squad for the second consecutive year. He came into his own in the javelin this spring, breaking the school record with a 224-3 toss and qualifying for the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championship for the first time. Galeone earned third-place finishes in the javelin at both the IC4A and Big South meets.

Galeone, a native of White Hall, Md., also excelled in the discus throw, capturing the Big South title in the event. He placed seventh at the IC4A Championship, threw the discus at the NCAA Division I Preliminary Round meet and recorded a personal-best 172-11 heave at the Penn Relays.

Wendland, a religion major with a 3.30 cumulative GPA, makes his first appearance on the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team. He finished as the Big South 800-meter runner up at both the indoor and outdoor conference meets this season.

His best race of the year was a 1:50.22 clocking in the 800 at the Liberty Twilight Qualifier on April 29. The time, which made him the second-fastest 800-meter runner in program history, advanced Iowa native to the NCAA Division I Preliminary Round meet.

To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team, student-athletes had to compile a cumulative GPA of 3.25 and meet either the NCAA Division I indoor automatic or provisional qualifying standard or participate in the NCAA Division I Outdoor Championships in their respective event(s).