Boston, Mass.—UMBC track and field senior Erick Soetje (Clarksville, Md./River Hill) was named to the America East Indoor Track and Field All-Academic Team, the conference office announced Thursday.
Soetje had a big indoor season for the Retrievers, most recently winning silver at the IC4A Championships in the 500m with a new school record time of 1:03.35. He helped the 4x400m relay team break the school mark at the America East Championships en route to a gold medal.
To be eligible for All-Academic, student-athletes must have sophomore athletic eligibility, attain a 3.30 minimum grade-point average and a contributor on their team. The squad is voted on by a committee made up of America East student-athlete support and athletic communications administrators as well as faculty athletic representatives.
The Retrievers open the outdoor season on Friday and Saturday, March 31-April 1 at the Colonial Relays.