Central Connecticut junior sprinter Aaron Radden earned United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic Honors for the second consecutive year. Radden was the Northeast Conference's fastest man last year sweeping the indoor 60 and 200 titles and the outdoor 100 and 200 titles. His excellent performance also extended into the classroom.
To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team student-athletes must be ranked in the national top-96 for the indoor season or compete in any round of the NCAA Championships during the outdoor season. In the classroom the student-athlete must post a cumulative grade point average of 3.25.
Radden ran the NEC's fastest times for both the 100 and 200 this past season. He qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary with a 21.09-second performance in the 200 meters at the LSU Alumni Meet. That mark was the fastest 200 meter time for an NEC athlete since 2008.