Women's Cross Country

    IU Cross Country Earns USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors

    Go Hoosiers! Indiana men's and women's cross country head coach Ron Helmer
    Go Hoosiers!
    Indiana men's and women's cross country head coach Ron Helmer
    Go Hoosiers!

    Feb. 28, 2008

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana men's and women's cross country programs were honored by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) with All-Academic honors.

    The women's team posted a team grade point average (GPA) of 3.72, the third highest in the nation. IU also had nine Hoosiers on the women's Academic All-Big Ten list for the 2007 season.

    In 2007, 158 Division I women's programs received the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team honors. There are 325 teams in Division I that sponsor women's cross country. Of the 158 teams on the list, 35 of them had team GPAs over 3.50. The Big Ten posted nine teams on the all-academic list.

    The men recorded a team GPA of 3.15 and boasted six runners on the Academic All-Big Ten list this past fall.

    Overall, 98 men's Division I programs received the USTFCCCA's academic honor, which is just under a third of all Division schools that sponsor men's cross country (299). Of the 31 teams in the NCAA Championship field, 16 earned all-academic team honors. The Hoosiers placed 28th as a team at the 2007 national championship with a final team score of 618 points.

    The Big Ten posted six men's teams on the all-academic list.

    For a team to be considered for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team award, they must have competed and compiled a team score at an NCAA Regional Meet. The team must also have a minimum 3.00 team cumulative grade point average.

     

     

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