NEW ORLEANS, La. (Blugolds.com) – The UW-Eau Claire men's and women's cross country teams were recently recognized by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association with academic awards.
Both the men's and women's teams were named to the USTFCCCA's All-Academic Teams. The men were selected after achieving a 3.10 GPA while the women earned a 3.47 GPA. Around the nation, 146 men's teams earned the award while 215 women's teams were selected.
To qualify as a USTFCCCA All-Academic Cross Country Team, the team must have had a cumulative team GPA of 3.10 or better and competed in at least five different meets with at least five runners representing their school at each.
In addition to the team honors, three Blugold men and one Blugold woman earned 2013 Division III All-Academic Cross Country status. Those named to the teams were:
Ryan Mugan (So.-Howards Grove, Wis.)
Nick Petersson (So.-Brookfield, Wis./Central)
Matt Scott (Sr.-Kiel, Wis.)
Alana Jenkins (Sr.-Eau Claire, Wis./Memorial)
To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative GPA or 3.30 or greater and must have finished among the top 25 percent of finishers at their respective regional championships. A total of 308 women and 228 men were selected to their respective teams.