Wolverines Named USTFCCCA All-Academic Team

Feb. 13, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The 2011 University of Michigan women's cross country squad earned U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division I All-Academic Team honors, the association announced on Monday (Feb. 13).

Michigan was one of 205 Division I cross country teams to earn All-Academic status, recording a cumulative team grade-point average of 3.43 through the Fall 2011 semester. Georgetown, the 2011 NCAA Cross Country Champion, was named the USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Women'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 their respective NCAA regional championship.

Michigan, which finished second at the 2011 Big Ten Championships, went on to win the NCAA Great Lakes Regional title, starting seven harriers in Maize and Blue. The Wolverines capped the season with a 15th-place finish at the NCAA Championships.

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