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Martin, Stones Land on C-USA All-Academic Team

Senior Bill Martin picked up another academic honor today, being named to the Conference USA Track and Field All-Academic Team.
Senior Bill Martin picked up another academic honor today, being named to the Conference USA Track and Field All-Academic Team.
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June 6, 2012

IRVING, Texas - Seniors Carl Stones and Bill Martin were named to the 2011-12 Conference USA Track and Field All-Academic Teams, as voted on by the league's sports information directors for the sport. Honorees must hold a minimum 3.2 grade point average and have used a year of eligibility.

Martin is a biochemistry major that owns a 3.94 GPA, while Stones sports a 3.80 GPA in exercise and sports science. Martin most recently earned Capital One Academic All-District VII first team honors, which qualifies him for the national Academic All-America ballot. He is a two-time C-USA All-Academic track honoree, while Stones is a three peat performer.

Martin has also appeared on seven Tulsa's Dean's Lists and is a four-time C-USA All-Academic Medal winner. The middle-distance specialist assisted Tulsa to its first C-USA Indoor Track and Field Championship title as he was a member of the winning distance medley relay team that earned him All-C-USA First Team merits in 2012. He also finished fourth in the 1,500m at this year's C-USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, and he finished 21st in the 1,500m quarterfinals at the NCAA West Preliminary.

Stones is a seven-time member of Tulsa's Dean List and has been named to the C-USA All-Academic Team three times. He enters this week's NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships with the eighth fastest time in the nation in the 3,000m Steeplechase (8:43.79).

Stones won the Conference USA title in the steeplechase, while also finishing second in the 5,000m. During the indoor championships, he was one of five runners that bettered the meet record in the 3,000m as he finished fourth in a time of 8:14.62. Stones medaled in the 5,000m as he crossed in a time of 14:23.42 for bronze.



Name School Cl. GPA Major Hometown

Dennis Aliotta East Carolina Sr. 3.417 Sports Studies Staten Island, N.Y.

John Fortune * Houston Jr. 3.73 Chemistry Cleveland, Texas 

Gabriel Cuadra * Rice Sr. 3.74 Mathematical Economic Analysis Friendswood, Texas

Jordan Hmaidan Rice Sr. 3.65 Economics Houston, Texas

Daniel Sloat ** Rice Sr. 4.11 Civil and Environmental Engineering Sammamish, Wash.
Alexander Zinchenko * Rice Sr. 3.61 Political Science Lisbon, Portugal

Richard Collingwood * Southern Miss Jr. 3.92 Accounting Port of Spain, Trinidad

Robert Collingwood * Southern Miss Jr. 3.68 Accounting Port of Spain, Trinidad

Michael Mainguy ** Tulane Sr. 3.89 Neuroscience Brookline, Mass. 

Bill Martin * Tulsa Sr. 3.94 Biochemistry Overland Park, Kan. 

Carl Stones ** Tulsa Sr. 3.80 Exercise and Sports Science Round Rock, Texas

Richard Olsson UTEP So. 4.00 Multidisciplinary Studies Karlstad, Sweden



 Name School Cl. GPA Major Hometown
 Kathryn Warner East Carolina So. 3.806 Marketing Batavia, Ill. 
 Megan Frausto Houston Jr. 3.91 Kinesiology Royse City, Texas
 Cyarra Wells Memphis So. 3.70 Accounting Louisville, Ky. 
 Sophie Peeters * Rice Sr. 4.071 Psychology, Kinesiology, Houston, Texas
 Allison Pye *** Rice Sr. 3.97 Kinesiology Houston, Texas
 Becky Wade * Rice Sr. 4.02 Sociology, Psychology, History Dallas, Texas
 Ayla Gill SMU Sr. 3.893 Accounting Auckland, New Zealand Stephanie Ledgerwood* Southern Miss Jr. 3.93 Forensic Science Yuma, Ariz. 
 Petra Visic Southern Miss Jr. 3.96 Bio-Chemistry Split, Croatia
 Kristina Vaughn ** UAB Sr 4.00 Biology Madison, Ala. 
 Janice Jackson UTEP So. 3.88 Multidisciplinary Studies St. Catherine, Jamaica
 Marine Menez UTEP Sr. 3.87 Multidisciplinary Studies Lesquin, France

* denotes repeat selections