Both the University of Central Arkansas men's and women's track and field teams were named NCAA Division I All-Academic Teams on Thursday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA)   

UCA sophomore Zachary Jewell also earned All-Academic honors after compiling a 3.54 GPA in environmental science planning and administration.

UCA's women's team earned recognition for the third time in four years with a 3.35 cumulative GPA.

UCA's men were honored for the second consecutive year with a 3.09 GPA.

To qualify for All-Academic team status, a squad must have at least a 3.00 cumulative GPA.

For individual honors, a student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative GPA of 3.25 and have met at least one 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

For the outdoor season, a student-athlete must have participated in any round of the NCAA Division I Championships (including preliminary rounds).

Jewell, from Mena, Arkansas, was UCA's top performer in the 60, the 100 and the 200 meters and long jump, while also running on the 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams.

He finished fifth in the 200 meters at the Southland Conference Outdoor championship, and eighth in the long jump.

Jewell qualified for the NCAA Preliminaries in the 200 meters after breaking UCA's 29-year-old school record with a time of 20.92 at the SLC meet.

He also set the 60-meter indoor record, breaking his own mark with a 6.79 time at Pittsburg (Kansas) State in January.