Army Cross Country Earns National Academic Merit

Lisa Junta

Lisa Junta

Feb. 25, 2013

NEW ORLEANS, La. – Army men’s and women’s cross country earned a pair of national recognitions this week when both squads were named Division I All-Academic teams by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The Black Knight men were one of 145 teams honored while the women were one of 200 programs distinguished by the USTFCCCA.

To qualify as a USTFCCCA All-Academic Cross Country Team, the team must have had a cumulative team GPA of 3.00 or better and have started at least five runners at their respective NCAA regional championship.

The Black Knight men earned a 3.19 grade point average while the women boasted a 3.35 GPA.

Army was two of 13 Patriot League programs to be recognized. The Black Knights’ GPA ranked third behind Colgate (3.41) and American (3.24) on the men’s side, while the women were third behind Colgate (3.41) and Bucknell (3.41).

NCAA men’s team champion Oklahoma State and women’s team winner Oregon were named Scholar Teams of the Year, respectively, while the Memphis men (3.65) and Southern Mississippi women (3.79) reported the country’s highest team GPAs.

For the full list of schools recognized by the USTFCCCA, click the following links: men's / women's

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