RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Felician University senior Mike Secreti (Paramus, N.J./Paramus) was named an All-Academic individual for the 2016 men's cross-country season by the United States Track & Field and Cross-Country Coaches Association, the USTFCCCA announced on Thursday. Secreti earns the award for the second time in as many years.
The USTFCCCA individual All-Academic honor was awarded to those athletes who have compiled a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.25 and finished among the top 30 percent of eligible runners at his or her regional championships and/or the top half of the field at the NCAA Championships. Secreti, who carries a 3.99 GPA as a psychology major, placed 56th at the Division II East Regional Championship in Hopkinton, N.H., on Nov. 5.
A total of 269 men were honored nationally in D-II. Secreti was one of just six from the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC). A complete list is available at http://www.ustfccca.org/2017/02/featured/ncaa-dii-cross-country-individual-academic-awards-2016.
Felician is led by second-year head coach Rob DeCarlo Jr. of Saddle Brook. The 2016 Golden Falcons finished eighth out of 13 at the CACC Championship meet.
Felician University, the Franciscan University of New Jersey, is a liberal arts, coeducational Catholic university founded in 1942 and sponsored by the Felician Sisters. True to its mission, Felician University welcomes a diverse student population and embraces its educational needs. With campuses in Lodi and Rutherford, New Jersey, Felician University currently enrolls more than 2,100 students and offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate programs, in the classroom and online, in the arts and sciences, business and management sciences, health sciences and teacher education. Felician University also sponsors 14 varsity intercollegiate sports that compete at the NCAA Division II level.