Men's and Women's Cross Country Earn USTFCCCA Academic Honor
Feb. 28, 2013
CHICAGO – The DePaul men’s and women’s cross country teams have earned academic recognition from the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
The women’s cross country team recorded a 3.446 team grade-point average and was among the 200 schools honored as a 2012 Division I Cross Country Women’s All-Academic Team. Southern Miss recorded the highest team GPA in Division I at 3.79 and was followed by South Carolina at 3.743.
The men’s team compiled a 3.196 team GPA and was among the 145 institutions honored as a 2012 Division I Cross Country Men’s All-Academic Team. Memphis led the nation in men’s Division I cross country with a 3.65 team GPA and was followed by Chattanooga at 3.64.
NCAA champion Oregon was named the Women’s Division I Scholar Team of the Year, and the Ducks’ 3.66 team GPA was 10th in the country.
NCAA champion Oklahoma State was chosen the Men’s Division I Scholar Team of the Year and recorded a 3.203 team GPA.
The BIG EAST Conference led the nation with 12 women’s USTFCCCA All-Academic Teams and nine men’s All-Academic teams.
Cross country programs must have a minimum 3.0 team GPA and have started at least five runners in the NCAA Regionals to earn an All-Academic Team award.