Hoosiers Named All-Academic in Cross Country
Feb. 17, 2011
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana track and field program is in the middle of a historic indoor season. Part of the momentum for that season came from a stellar cross country campaign that saw the Hoosier men finish seventh at the NCAA Championships and second at the Big Ten Championships. This week the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association handed down more accolades for the IU cross country teams. Andrew Poore and Andy Bayer were each named All-Academic honorees, and both teams were named All-Academic teams.
Andrew Poore and Andy Bayer were both named All-Academic honorees for their seasons on the grass and in class. Both the men's and women's cross country teams were named USTFCCCA All-Academic teams by having team GPAs of 3.01 and 3.52 respectively.
Poore became IU's 25th All-American in cross country by placing 38th at the NCAA meet. Bayer earned All-Region honors by taking 11th at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional, and he highlighted his season by taking a runner-up finish at the Big Ten Championships.
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 2010. 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 Hoosiers at the Big Ten Track and Field Championships on February 26-27. The men's championships will take place in Champaign, Ill., while the women will compete in West Lafayette, Ind. For complete coverage of all things IU track and
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