Cross Country Earns 17 Pac-10 All-Academic Honors

Nov. 25, 2008

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    Walnut Creek, Calif. - The Stanford cross country teams were well represented when the Pac-10 All-Academic Teams were announced. Garrett Heath and Kate Niehaus were named to the first team, while 15 others were honored for their work on the cross country course and in the classroom.

    Heath earned an All-America honor this season after finishing 33rd at the NCAA Championships and helping the Cardinal to a third place finish as a team. The senior carries a 3.82 GPA in management science and engineering.

    Niehaus played a big role in the women's eighth place finish at the NCAA Championships where she placed 74th overall. She carries a 4.08 GPA in engineering.

    Four other Cardinal were named to the Pac-10 All-Academic Second Team. Hari Mix and NCAA participant, Chris Mocko were each honored on the men's side, while Madeline Duhon and Madeleine O'Meara were honored for the women.

    Earning honorable mention honors for the men were Jacob Evans, Brendan Gregg, Elliott Heath, Justin Marpole-Bird and Jacob Riley. The honors from Gregg, Heath and Riley mean that the six eligible members (freshmen are not eligible) of the NCAA team were honored as All-Academic by the Pac-10.

    The women honored as All-Academic honorable mention were Lindsay Flacks, Alicia Follmar, Alexandra Gits, Katie Harrington, Stephanie Marcy and Kelsey Walker.

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