Feb. 14, 2014
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Junior Mason Ferlic (St. Paul, Minn./Mounds Park Academy) of the University of Michigan men's cross country team earned U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division I All-Academic honors, the association announced on Friday (Feb. 14).
To qualify for the All-Academic award, a student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade-point average of 3.25 or better and have either earned USTFCCCA All-America status or finished in the NCAA region's top 15 (or top 10 percent) in 2013.
Ferlic finished ninth at the Big Ten Championship to help U-M finish in second place, just ahead of Wisconsin, ending its streak of 14 consecutive wins. At the NCAA Great Lakes Regional, Ferlic's third-place finish led the Maize and Blue to its first outright regional title since 1997, earning him a spot on the All-Great Lakes Region team. He capped the season by placing 22nd at the NCAA Championships to become U-M's first All-American since 2004.
Ferlic was joined by 71 other male student-athletes from 49 institutions who received the recognition. N.C. State's Andrew Colley was named the USTFCCCA Division I Cross Country Men's Scholar Athlete of the Year.
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