July 29, 2013
CONWAY - Coastal Carolina's Corey Hackett-Greene (men's track & field) and Symphony Thompson (women's track & field) were both named to the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Track and Field Team for the 2013 seasons.
To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 and have met either of the following athletic standards: for the indoor season, a student-athlete must have finished the regular season ranked in the national top 96 in an individual event or ranked in the national top 48 (collective listing) in a relay event on the official NCAA POP list provided by TFRRS.org; for the outdoor season, a student-athlete must have participated in any round of the NCAA Division I Championships (including preliminary rounds).
Hackett-Greene, who owns a 3.42 GPA in business-marketing, was a member of the school-record breaking and Big South Champion 4x400m relay team that qualified of the NCAA East Preliminary Round, ultimately finishing 22nd. He was additionally a member of the Big South champion 4x100 relay squad, All-Big South in the 400m with a third place finish at the league championship and his time of 47.97 in the 400m ranks third on the CCU all-time list.
Thompson, who has a 3.32 GPA in exercise science, was a member of school-record breaking and Big South Championship 4x100m relay team that qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary Round. The relay squad finished second at the Preliminary round, breaking a two-year CCU record with a time of 44.48 to advance to the NCAA Championship. Thompson would earn honorable mention All-American honors for reaching the NCAA Championship and placed fourth in the 100m at the Big South Championship.