Cross Country Earns National Academic Honor

March 8, 2010

NEW ORLEANS, La. - For the sixth consecutive year, the Oregon State women's cross country team, coached by Kelly Sullivan, has been honored for their work in the classroom by being named one of the USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Women's Cross Country All-Academic Teams by the U.S. Women's Track and Cross Country Coaches Association.

Nine of the top 10 and 18 of the top 20 teams at the NCAA Cross Country Championships earned the honor. In addition, regional champions from all nine NCAA regions claimed All-Academic honors. A total of 176 Division I women's programs received the USTFCCCA's All-Academic Team honors this year compared to 160 schools from last season.

The Beavers currently post a 3.38 cumulative GPA. Seven cross country student-athletes were named to the Pac-10 All-Academic team in November. Junior Krista Stangel was named a First Team Women's Pac-10 All-Academic after posting a 4.00 GPA in human development and family sciences.

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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