Chapman University student-athletes set a new school record with 281 individuals earning SCIAC All-Academic recognition. The 281 individuals to earn the annual academic recognition are 22 more than year’s record-breaking number. The SCIAC annually recognizes student-athletes who have been at their institution for at least one academic year and finished the school year with a 3.4 cumulative GPA or better.
Both Chapman University track & field teams earned academic recognition from the US Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Both teams were honored as All-Academic teams, joining over-150 men’s and over-150 women’s teams.
Two student-athletes represented the Chapman University track & field teams in the USTFCCCA All-Region team announcement. Sophomores Jesse McMillan and Kayla Almeida earned the honors for the first time in their respective careers.
Sophomore Jesse McMillan became the first track & field athlete from Chapman University to compete at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships. His historic season ended when he did not clear the first height.
ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Kiana had a historic weekend for their Panthers in their two-day meet, breaking five individual records, and two school records. In fact, she broke a record every time she landed in the water this weekend. Kiana broke the 100 Fly and 200 Fly records, the 200 Fly record set in 2004 by Kati Wise. She helped the women's medley and free relay teams set school records. She also set the fastest 50 and 100 fly splits in school history, breaking the 50 split record twice on the weekend.