Feb. 25, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -
Indiana's cross country program has been recognized for excellence in academics, as the men's (3.05) and women's (3.42) teams both were honored by the USTFCCCA for having team GPAs in excess of 3.0, and individuals Andy Bayer, Kelsey Duerksen and Zach Mayhew all garnered USTFCCCA All-Academic team honors. To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 and have either earned USTFCCCA All-America status or finished in the NCAA region's top 15 (or top 10 percent) in 2012.
Mayhew led the Hoosiers to 18th at the NCAA championships, taking 13th individually for the best finish by a Hoosier since Bob Kennedy won in 1992. Mayhew became Indiana's 27th cross country All-American.
Bayer placed fourth at the Great Lakes Regional to help the Hoosiers advance as a team to the NCAA meet. Injury prevented the 2011 All-American and two-time Academic All-American from running in Louisville.
Duerksen took 14th at the regional to earn a spot at the NCAA meet as an individual. Duerksen finished 145th at the national meet.
The IU track and field team will compete at the Alex Wilson Invitational next weekend at Notre Dame, taking one last chance at NCAA qualifying.. For complete coverage of all things IU track and field, stay tuned to IUHoosiers.com.