Tyler Byrne, who carries a 3.81 GPA, earned honorable mention All-America honors this year in the 10,000m.
July 1, 2014
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - University of Louisville track and field's Sam Bombaugh and Tyler Byrne are Capital One Division I Men's Track and Field Academic first team All-Americans, it was announced recently. The College Sports Information Directors of America made the selections.
In late May, the duo earned Capital One Academic All-District 2 accolades for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom, while carrying at least a 3.30 cumulative grade-point average.
A political science major, with a minor in history, Bombaugh finished his academic tenure with a 3.90 grade-point average. Recently, he was named one of the recipients for the prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. He graduated Magna Cum Laude after recording a 4.0 semester grade-point average for the fourth time in his tenure. In February, he was named the AAC Conference Institutional Male-Scholar Athlete for track and field.
During the track and field season, Bombaugh won his second-consecutive weight throw title at the AAC Indoor Championships. He set the school record this year in the hammer throw, where he ranks 36th nationally and 19th in the East region.
Byrne, a justice administration major, currently boasts a 3.81 cumulative GPA. In April, he was named a Red and Black Scholar Athlete for maintaining at least a 3.25 cumulative grade-point average.
The senior, who put together remarkable seasons in both cross country and track, capped the outdoor season with honorable mention All-America accolades after placing 19th in the 10,000m at the NCAA Outdoor Championships.
Byrne became the school's third cross country All-American, shortly after earning all-region honors and winning the AAC individual cross country title. He set school records in the 8K and 10K distances.
On the track, Byrne won the AAC indoor 3,000m title and the league's outdoor 5,000m crown. He took runner-up at AAC outdoor championships in 10,000m, while finishing third at indoor championships in 5,000m.