Dameus, Hughes Earn All-Academic Honors
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Dameus, Hughes Earn All-Academic Honors

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee State Tigerbelles Clairwin Dameus and Amber Hughes earned U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic honors. The duo was among 838 women from 207 institutions who were named for their combined academic and athletic accomplishments.

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 participated in any round of the NCAA Division I Outdoor Championships or finish the Indoor 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.

Dameus is a junior majoring in HPSS and competed in her second consecutive National Championships. The Boynton Beach, Fla. product finished 11th in the long jump as she posted a personal-best with a leap of 6.24 meters.

Hughes is a sophomore majoring in Communications and competed in her first national event. The Atlanta, Ga. native finished 20th in the 100-meter hurdles at the NCAA event and was named Athlete of the OVC Championship.

The All-Academic honor comes a month after the two were named NCAA All-Americans.