USTFCCCA Anounce All-Academic Honorees & Teams
Monday, February 25, 2013

The USTFCCCA announced the men and women who earned 2012 Division I All-Academic Cross Country status as well as the men's and women’s teams who earned the honor.

A total of 67 student-athletes represent the 40 institutions compose the men's group. Tulsa, Iona, Oklahoma, Georgetown, and Virginia each had four squad members named to the All-Academic list to lead the rest of the country. The Big East and Big Ten each tallied eight on the All-Academic list to top the conference list and they were followed by the ACC and Big 12 with seven apiece.

On the women's side, a total of 115 student-athletes represent the 69 institutions compose the group. Florida State led all schools in the country with five named to the All-Academic list followed by six schools (Kentucky, Duke, Michigan, Notre Dame, Georgetown, and Arkansas) that tallied four on the list.

To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 and have either earned USTFCCCA All-America status or finished in the NCAA region’s top 15 (or top 10 percent) in 2012.

For team honors, a total of 145 institutions represent 30 conferences that compose the men's group.  For the women, a total of 200 institutions represent 30 conferences.

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 runners at their respective NCAA regional championship.

The Missouri Valley Conference was represented by Rachael Brewer of Illinois State and Brian Dixon of Southern Illinois.  Five men's programs and six women's programs received the accolade.

 DI Cross Country Men's All-Academic Teams      DI Cross Country Women's All-Academic Teams
 Institution  GPA     Institution  GPA 
 Bradley  3.160    Bradley  3.350 
 Drake  3.386    Drake  3.519 
 Evansville  3.181    Evansville  3.525
 Indiana State  3.200    Illinois State  3.490 
 Southern Illinois   3.477    Indiana State  3.470 
       Southern Illinois  3.485