Men's and Women's Cross Country Honored for Academics

Men's Cross Country All-Academic Teams

Women's Cross Country All-Academic Teams

PHILADELPHIA - Both the University of Pennsylvania’s men's and women's cross country teams were honored as one of the teams who earned 2010 Division I All-Academic Cross Country status from the United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Wednesday.

A total of 152 institutions represent 31 conferences that compose the group. The Ivy League had all eight representatives for both the male and female teams.

The Red and Blue men’s team reported a grade point average of 3.33. Mississippi Valley State reported the highest cumulative GPA among All-Academic honorees with a 3.62. Southern Illinois followed with a 3.60.

The Lady Quakers GPA stands at 3.32. Alabama reported the highest cumulative GPA among All-Academic honorees with a 3.88. Arkansas State and Missouri State were next in the category at 3.70.

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 regional at their respective NCAA regional championship