March 7, 2012

Smith Named to America East All-Academic Track and Field Team

America East Release

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – UMBC track and field sophomore Andrew Smith (Chadds Ford, Pa./Garnet Valley) has been named the America East All-Academic Team, the conference office announced on Wednesday.

This season, the Retriever distance runner placed fourth in the 800m run at the America East Championship finishing in a personal-best time of 1:52.98.  His time places second on UMBC's all-time list for the 800m.

In the classroom, Smith has compiled a 3.57 during his first three semesters at UMBC, while working towards a degree in biochemistry and molecular biology.  He has earned a spot on the President's List once for having a 4.0 grade-point-average during the semester.

With the indoor season now complete, Smith and the track and field team now head outside.  The Retrievers first spring competition will be Maryland Invitational held on Mar. 31, in College Park, Md.