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April 24, 2020

USA Archery Congratulates 2020 All-American Academic Team

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – USA Archery is honored to recognize the 2020 All-American Academic Team Award Recipients. The Collegiate Archery Program gives archers a chance to compete on a national level with peers who also hold a rigorous academic schedule. This prestigious award recognizes not only excellence on the archery field, but the hard work, and dedication required to balance a heavy practice and competition schedule with excellence in the classroom.

Union College’s Denver Gross, who represented Team USA at the last World University Games, commented on earning this honor: “In short, it means a lot. Aside from archery, and any success I can achieve on the field, I want to be the best student I can be. Anything I do, I try to be the very best and the classroom is no different. This award is just a bit of confirmation that my hard work is paying off. As a kid growing up, even having a chance to have my name in a USA archery news journal would’ve seemed other worldly, and I just appreciate the organization as a whole, and my school for giving me the opportunities they have the last 3 years.”

Abigail Weir of UC Davis added: “This award, to me, is some of the most influential recognition I have received during my time in collegiate archery. The goal of receiving All-American Academic not only motivates me to strive toward perfection in archery but also to perform at a high academic level—which is a challenging, but rewarding, balance to maintain. I am honored to be a recipient of this prestigious award and bring glory to my team and UC Davis (go Ags!).”

The All-American Academic Team is composed of archers in each division and class and based on the following criteria:

  • Archer must be eligible to shoot in the 2020 Spring Semester (Full Time Collegiate Student).
  • Required Cumulative GPA of 3.5 through fall term 2019.
  • USA Archery takes the top 25% (ranked by score) of each division and class from U.S. National Indoor Championships.
  • Archers that are in the top 25% and who meet the minimum GPA will earn a spot on the team. 

Congratulations to the 2020 All-American Academic Team. These archers will receive a certificate from USA Archery commemorating their achievements.

EDIT 4/27/20: The All-American Academic Team listing has been updated to include each archer's school.

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