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Aug. 6, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Four members of the Ohio State men’s track and field team were named to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic team for the 2014 season.

Junior Timothy Faust, sophomores Armand Austin and Blake Taneff, and freshman LaMar Bruton were four of the 496 male track and field athletes honored by the association.

Faust, a special education major with a 3.54 GPA, was a Second Team All-American in the 200-meter dash and four-time Big Ten silver medalist during the 2014 season.  A recipient of the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award, Faust is a three-time OSU Scholar Athlete, a two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree and a 2014 Capital One Academic All-District selection.

Austin, an economics major with a 3.41 GPA, helped the Ohio State 4×400-meter relay team to Second Team All-America honors during the outdoor season. He is a two-time OSU Scholar Athlete and 2014 Academic All-Big Ten selection.

Taneff secured a personal-best time of 29:12.59 in the 10,000-meter run at the Big Ten outdoor championships, the fourth-fastest time in the event in school history. He owns a 3.61 GPA in biochemistry and is a three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection and OSU Scholar Athlete.

In his first season with the Buckeyes, Bruton was a Second Team All-American as a member of the Buckeyes’ 4×400-meter relay team and an Honorable Mention Outdoor All-American in the 400-meter dash. He was a member of Ohio State’s Big Ten indoor champion 4×400-meter relay team and finished fourth as an individual in the 400-meter dash at the conference outdoor meet. He closed the year with a 3.63 GPA and was an OSU Scholar Athlete.