Cross Country Earns National Academic Honor
March 5, 2009
New Orleans, La. – For the fifth consecutive year, the Oregon State women’s cross country team, coached by Kelly Sullivan, has been honored for their work in the classroom by the U.S. Women’s Track and Cross Country Coaches Association.
Over forty-five percent of all Division I institutions (394) who sponsor women’s cross country received the honor. In addition, seven of the top 10 teams and 14 of the top 20 teams at this year’s NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships were named USTFCCCA All-Academic Teams. A record total of 160 Division I women’s programs received the USTFCCCA’s All-Academic Team honors this year compared to 158 schools from last season.
The Beavers currently post a 3.46 cumulative GPA. Eight cross country student-athletes were named to the Pac-10 All-Academic team in November, the second-most for any program in the conference.
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.