Feb. 25, 2013
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The 2012 University of Michigan men's cross country squad earned U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division I All-Academic Team honors, and fifth-year senior Dan Lowry (Philadelphia, Pa./La Salle College) received individual All-Academic recognition, the association announced Monday (Feb. 25).
Lowry led the Wolverines at the Big Ten Championships, finishing fifth to receive All-Big Ten first team honors, and followed that up with a third-place performance at the Great Lakes Regional to earn a spot on the All-Great Lakes Region team. He capped his collegiate cross country career with a 125th-place effort at the NCAA Championships to help U-M finish 23rd as a team.
Lowry received his Bachelor of Science degree in geology-biology at Brown University in 2011 and is currently enrolled in U-M's earth and environmental science graduate program in the School of Literature, Sciences and the Arts.
To qualify for the All-Academic award, 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.
Michigan was one of 145 Division I cross country teams to earn All-Academic status, recording a cumulative team GPA of 3.013 through the fall 2012 semester. Oklahoma State, the 2012 NCAA cross country champion, was named the USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Men's Scholar Team of the Year.
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 its respective NCAA regional championship.
Michigan, which finished second at the Big Ten Championships and NCAA Great Lakes regional, returned to the national stage as a team for the second straight season, finishing 23rd overall at the NCAA Championships.
Contact: Whitney Dixon (734) 763-4423