Pease and Robinson Earn USTFCCCA Cross Country All-Academic Team Honors
March 2, 2009
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Redshirt sophomore Sarah Pease and redshirt junior All-American Wendi Robinson were named to the 2008 United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Cross Country All-Academic Team for their efforts in the classroom.
Pease and Robinson are both Exercise Science majors at IU and were two of 76 student-athletes honored, representing 51 Division I institutions. The duo helped lead the Hoosiers to a fifth place finish at the 2008 NCAA Great Lakes Region Championships as Robinson finished fourth with a time of 21:03.9 in the 6K race. Pease placed 13th overall with a time of 21:40.2. Robinson went on to become Indiana's seventh All-American in women's cross country when she finished on the 6K national course in 20:34.1 for 28th place at the NCAA Championships.
The Big Ten Conference had the most conference student-athletes on the 2008 USTFCCCA Cross Country All-Academic list with 13, followed by the Big East Conference and Southeastern Conference with eight student-athletes each, and the Atlantic Coast Conference and Big 12 Conference, each with six conference student-athletes on the list.
The award honors those student-athletes who have succeeded both academically and athletically. To be eligible for the award a student-athlete must carry a minimum 3.25 cumulative grade point average and must finish in the top 15 finishers (or top 10%) of the field at their respective NCAA regional meet or attain All-American status at the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships.
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