Thursday, February 24, 2011

SBU Men's and Women's Cross Country Teams Earn All-Academic Status

Southwest Baptist University News Release
Contact: Jeff Weseloh, Director of Athletics Media Relations
417-328-1799 /

NEW ORLEANS, La. - The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced the 2010 USTFCCA All-Academic Cross Country teams for both the men's and women's cross country programs at Southwest Baptist University.

SBU was recognized on both the men's and women's side as having one of the top team GPA's in the country.  The women were recognized with the top GPA in the MIAA (3.56 cumulative GPA), while the men had the second best team GPA in the MIAA (3.27 cumulative GPA).

Only 68 teams in the nation earned this recognition on the men's side, while only 107 teams in the nation received this recognition on the women's side. The SBU men and women's programs have received All-Academic every year since 2005, the first year the records were documented.

To qualify as a USTFCCCA All-Academic Cross Country Team, the team must have a cumulative team GPA of 3.00 or better and have compiled a score (finished at least five runners) at their respective NCAA regional championship.


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