April 11, 2014
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Four Pitt track and field student-athletes have been named to the All-ACC Academic Indoor Track and Field Team, the Atlantic Coast Conference has announced.
Sophomore Dustin Fuller, junior Josh Mindlin, freshman Desmond Palmer were selected to the men's team, while senior Ashley Corum was honored on the women's team.
To receive All-ACC Academic recognition, a student-athlete must earn a minimum 3.0 grade-point average in the most recent semester and maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 during their academic career.
Fuller (Washington, Pa./Washington) is a business administration major. The sophomore was a two-time conference championship qualifier and a USA Junior Outdoor Championship qualifier. Fuller set a personal record in his rookie season at the 2013 Big East Outdoor Championships in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 53.70, finishing fourth overall. Fuller then went on to become a finalist at the USA Junior Nationals in the 400 hurdles and finished eighth in the 2013 outdoor competition.
Mindlin (Newtown, Pa./Council Rock North) is a neuroscience major. The junior was a Big East Outdoor Championship qualifier, an ACC Indoor Championship qualifier and an ECAC/IC4A Championship qualifier. Mindlin set a lifetime best at the 2013 Big East Outdoor Championships in the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.75. He was also a member of the third-place 4x100-meter relay team that posted a top time of 40.57 at the 2013 ECAC/IC4A Outdoor Championships. Mindlin most recently competed in the 100-meter dash at the Panthers' first ACC Indoor Championship.
Palmer (Pickerington, Ohio/Pickerington North) is enrolled in Pitt's Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences. The standout freshman was a member of the Panthers' ACC champion 4x400-meter relay team that qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships and earned first-team All-America status.
Corum (Carlisle, Pa./Carlisle) is a seven-time conference championship qualifier in the triple jump event. A past Big East champion in the triple jump, she is also a perennial Dean's List and Athletic Director Honor Roll student. An applied developmental psychology major, she was named the female recipient of Pitt's prestigious Blue-Gold Award, annually presented to those seniors who best represent the student-athlete ideal based on academic scholarship, athletic achievement, leadership qualities and citizenship.