Hoosiers Earn USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors
Feb. 14, 2014
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana men's and women's cross country teams have been recognized for their academic commitment as they earned U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Team honors.
The USTFCCCA recognized 217 women's teams and 160 men's teams, who compiled a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0.
"I am proud of our teams and their academic accomplishments," said academic advisor Lorian Price. "These accolades highlight the dedication and rigorous work ethic our student-athletes have toward excelling academically."
Redshirt freshman Matt Schwartzer, an Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation major at IU, was one of 72 men in Division I who earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors for the 2013 cross-country season. Honorees must have compiled a cumulative GPA or 3.25 or greater and must have finished as an All-American or among the 15 finishers (or 10 percent) in their regional meet.
Schwartzer finished 17th at the 2013 NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championship to help the Hoosiers advance to the NCAA Championships, where they finished in eighth-place, their third top-10 performance in the last four years.
Redshirt junior Samantha Ginther, who is currently pursuing graduate work in Professional Health Education, was one of was one of 129 women in Division I who earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors for the 2013 cross-country season. Honorees must have compiled a cumulative GPA or 3.25 or greater and must have finished as an All-American or among the 15 finishers (or 10 percent) in their regional meet.
Ginther finished 10th at the Great Lakes Regional to help the women's team reach the NCAA Championships for the first time since 2009 and finished, where they posted their best finish since 2002.
Ginther and Schwartzer and the rest of the IU Track & Field team will compete in their final home indoor meet of the season tonight with the Hoosier Hills Invitational, Feb. 14-15 at Gladstein Fieldhouse.
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