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  • Eight NCAA Div. III outdoor top-10 team finishes, three indoor
  • 2016 Iowa Conference indoor and outdoor team champs
  • Two CoSIDA Academic All-Americans in 2015
  • Sixth-place national team finish in 2016

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Central’s Crouse lands academic honor

Men's track | July 24, 2012

PELLA— For the third straight year, Central College’s Tyler Crouse (Hedrick, Pekin HS) has been named to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic Team.

Crouse, a recent graduate, compiled a 3.42 cumulative grade point average (4.0 scale) with a biology major. He’s the first student-athlete from the men’s track and field program to receive distinction three times.

To qualify for the honor, student-athletes must post a 3.3 or better combined GPA and compete in an NCAA Division III indoor or outdoor championship or finish the regular season ranked in the top 35 in the nation in an individual event.

Crouse was a three-time national qualifier. He advanced to the NCAA outdoor championships in May and finished 17th in the hammer throw. His qualifying mark of 187-7, a career best, ranked 13th in the nation. Crouse competed in the discus at the 2009 and 2011 national outdoor meets. He was a four-time Iowa Conference individual champion and nine-time all-league performer.

A team co-captain, Crouse helped Central capture four consecutive outdoor league crowns, two indoor titles and two top-10 finishes at the national outdoor championships.

The Dutch men have had 17 athletes win the honor 22 times.

Central’s USTFCCCA All-Academic men’s track and field team honorees
Craig Cantrall, 1994
Andy Goodman, 1994
Nate Smith, 1994
Tony Brownlee, 2001, 2002
Lucas Nims, 2001
Matt Jens, 2002
Matt McCombs, 2002
Cale Van Genderen, 2003
Tanner Whipple, 2003
Ben Bollard, 2006, 2007
Bryan George, 2006
Guy Dierikx, 2007, 2008
Cody Huisman, 2007
Alex Miller, 2007
Adam Wolf, 2007
Kurtis Brondyke, 2011
Tyler Crouse, 2010, 2011, 2012

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