July 30, 2010
Kralian Selected To USTFCCA All-Academic Team
New Orleans, LA --- Sophomore Mara Kralian (N.
Grafton, MA) has been named to the US Track & Field and Cross
Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Team for her
performance in the classroom. Kralian was one of 330 female student
athletes from around the country tabbed to the Division III
To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team,
the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point
average of 3.30 and have met either the NCAA Division III indoor or
outdoor automatic or provisional qualifying standard.
Among MASCAC institutions Kralian and Westfield State senior
standout Kerry Arouca (Hanson, MA) were honored by the USTFCCCA.
Regionally, MIT had the most with 9, followed by Williams (8),
Amherst (5), Tufts (4), Brandies (3) as WPI, Wellesley and Bates
each had two and Wesleyan had one representative.
Kralian, a two-time All-MASCAC Academic team member, is a Business
Administration major. Kralian was a standout freshman as she broke
or helped break four school records in both the indoor and outdoor
seasons. For her efforts, Kralian was awarded with the Worcester
State's Freshman Female Athlete Award customarily handed out to the
top freshman female performer of the year.
At the beginning of 2010, Kralian picked up where she left off
as she eclipsed marks in the 55 meters, the 60 meters and in the
long jump before she was injured midway through the season. Before
she was sidelined, she landed a leap of 5.47 meters in the long
jump as Kralian qualified provisionally for the NCAA Division III
Indoors. In the final performance list of the indoor season,
Kralian was ranked
Kralian made a return to the track in the outdoor season as
she played an integral role in helping the squad capture their
first ever MASCAC Women's Outdoor Track & Field championship.
Kralian was named All-Alliance for a third place finish in the
Under the direction of third year head coach Mat
Lemaire, the Lancers also earned their first MASCAC
Indoor Track & Field championship. At the Division III New
England Indoors, Worcester State tied for 14th for the third
highest state school performance while at the Division III New
England Outdoors, the Blue and Gold notched 15th for the
second-best state school finish.
USTFCCCA All-Academic Team