NEW ORLEANS—After becoming the Babson College men's track & field program's first NCAA Division III National Championship qualifier in May, junior Dominic Esposito (Massapequa, N.Y.) was honored with All-Academic honors by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) late last week. In addition to his individual award, the men's squad earned All-Academic team accolades for the eighth time in the last nine seasons.
Esposito, who earned All-New England and All-Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) recognition this spring, came in 15th overall in the decathlon with 6,120 points at the Division III National Championships. The school-record holder in both the pole vault and 110-meter hurdles, Esposito set new personal bests in all 10 decathlon events this past season, and concluded his career by winning the 1500-meter run at nationals on May 22.
After graduating in just three years with a concentration in strategy & business analytics, Esposito becomes the Beavers' first male since 2007 to earn USTFCCCA All-Academic accolades. Honorees must have compiled a 3.30 grade point average or better while competing in an NCAA Indoor or Outdoor Championship, or ranking in the top 35 nationally in an event at the conclusion of the regular season.
The Green and White continued its team success in the classroom as one of 99 Division III squads to be honored by the USTFCCCA, posting a 3.17 GPA this spring. In order to qualify for program honors, teams must compile a 3.10 cumulative GPA and must have competed in at least five meets during the 2014-15 season.