NEW ORLEANS, LA - Eight student-athletes from the Rowan men’s track & field team have been named 2021 NCAA Division III All-Academic Athletes as announced by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
Senior Vincent Delle, junior Hunter Barbieri, sophomores Ian Bain and Soham Kolli, and freshmen Nana Agyemang, Amara Conte, Nick Kokolis and Husley Parades were among the 450 student-athletes honored nationally for maintaining a cumulative grade-point average of 3.30 or higher.
Additionally, Rowan was named one of the nation’s All-Academic Teams as it posted a cumulative team GPA of 3.3. The Profs also hold the distinction of being one of 13 honored squads that placed in the top 15 at the 2021 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships, as they finished fourth in the championship.
Delle (Williamstown, NJ/Old Bridge), a sports communication major, was an NJAC champion as part of the Profs’ winning 4x400 relay team at the conference championships.
Barbieri (Egg Harbor Twp., NJ/Egg Harbor Twp.) was a member of the Profs’ NCAA Champion 4x400 team, as he ran the first leg of the winning relay. Individually, the finance major earned a fourth-place finish at the Rowan Last Chance Meet.
Bain (Haworth, NJ/Northern Valley Reg.), a mechanical engineering major, was the NJAC Champion in the discus, earning a selection to the All-NJAC First Team and to the All-Region squad. He also competed at the NCAA Championships in the event, as he had registered one of the top distances in the nation.
Kolli (Turnersville, NJ/Washington Twp.), a marketing major, placed second in the high jump at Rowan’s Last Chance Before Finals meet and took third in the same event at TCNJ’s Last Chance Meet.
An athletic training major, Agyemang (Parsippany, NJ/Parsippany) was the NJAC Champion and an All-Region selection in the long jump. The freshman, who was the NJAC’s Most Outstanding Athlete, competed for the Profs’ 4x100 relay team at the NCAA Championship, which earned All-America honors.
Conte (Jersey City, NJ/James Ferris), an accounting major, ran the first leg on Rowan’s NCAA Champion 4x400 relay team. Individually, he earned All-NJAC Honorable Mention in the 400 meters as he placed third in the conference championships.
Kokolis (Cherry Hill, NJ/Cherry Hill East), a health promotion and wellness management major, recorded second-place finishes in both the hammer and the discus at the Bill Fritz Invitational, and was third in the discus at the Profs’ Last Chance Before Finals Meet.
Parades (Fort Lee, NJ/Fort Lee), an exploratory studies major, was ranked 30th in NCAA Division III in the javelin, narrowly missing a berth in the national championships. He earned a third-place finish in the event at the Rowan Last Chance Meet.
In addition to its fourth-place finish at the NCAA Championships, the Profs captured their sixth straight NJAC title under coach Dustin Dimit, and the 19th in school history.