Panthers Place Two On All-ACC Indoor Track & Field Academic Team

Panthers Place Two On All-ACC Indoor Track & Field Academic Team

4/13/2022 11:00:00 AM

GREENSBORO, NC – The Pitt track & field program placed two student-athletes on the All-ACC Indoor Track & Field Academic Team, as announced by the conference on Wednesday morning. The Panthers have placed multiple student-athletes on the indoor academic team in six of their nine seasons as a member of the ACC.

Graduate student Felix Wolter earns the indoor nod for the second straight season while junior Lydia Bottelier earned the recognition for the first time in her Pitt career.

Wolter, a computer science major with a 3.69 cumulative GPA, had another memorable indoor campaign for the Panthers as he was able to secure his second straight ACC title in the heptathlon as he posted a personal record, school record and facility record total of 5,979 . Wolter is the first Panther in program history to win two indoor ACC titles while also becoming just the second heptathlete in ACC history to secure back-to-back crowns.

Wolter then went on to his second straight NCAA Indoor Championships and was able to post Second Team All-American honors as he took home 12th place overall with a score of 5,768 points in the talented heptathlon field. He is the first two-time indoor All-American for Pitt since 2014 (Carvin Nkanata, Brycen Spratling) while also becoming the first Pitt heptathlete to earn indoor All-America recognition twice.

Bottelier, a marketing major with a 3.44 cumulative GPA, closed out another strong indoor campaign for the Panthers as she was able to score a point at the ACC Indoor Championships in the high jump. The junior posted an eighth place finish and scored one point as she cleared a personal record height height of 5’8.75 “(1.75m). The height marked the third best in program indoor history in the event. Overall on the season, Bottelier notched one victory in the high jump at the Youngstown State Icebreaker while also setting a new personal record long jump distance of 18’6.50 “(5.65m) at the Doc Hale Virginia Tech Elite Meet.

Minimum academic requirements for selection to the All-ACC Academic Team are a 3.0 grade point average for the previous semester and a 3.0 cumulative average during one’s academic career. Athletic achievements during the most recent season are also considered in selecting the team.

The ACC Honor Roll, which recognizes all conference student-athletes with a grade point average of 3.0 for the current academic year, will be released in July.

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