Feb. 10, 2012
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Fifth-year senior Craig Forys (Howell, N.J./Colts Neck HS) and senior Bobby Aprill (Dexter, Mich./Dexter HS) of the University of Michigan men's cross country team each earned 2011 U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division I All-Academic honors, the association announced on Friday (Feb. 10).
Forys and Aprill were Michigan's top two finishers at the 2011 NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championships. The pair finished third (Forys) and 14th (Aprill), respectively, to lead the Wolverines to a third-place team finish and garner All-Great Lakes Region honors.
Forys is majoring in physical education in the School of Education, while Aprill is studying sport management in the School of Kinesiology.
Forys and Aprill are joined by 56 other male student-athletes from 35 institutions who received the honor. Stanford's Chris Derrick, who finished as runner-up at the NCAA Championships, was named the USTFCCCA Division I Cross Country Men's Scholar Athlete of the Year.
To qualify for the All-Academic award, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade-point average of 3.25 or above and have either earned USTFCCCA All-America status or finished in the NCAA region's top 15 (or top 10 percent) in 2011.
In their final year of competition for the Maize and Blue, Forys and Aprill led the Wolverines back to the NCAA Championships for the first time in three seasons where they finished 15th overall.
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