Men's Cross Country Tabbed as All-Academic TeamFebruary 20, 2012
NEW ORLEANS – The Anderson University men’s cross country team was recently recognized as an All-Academic team by the by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
Earning the award from the AU men’s cross country team were Parks Edwards and Deniz Hay.
To qualify for the USTFCCCA All‐Academic Track and Field Team in Division II, the student‐athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or greater through the most‐recent semester, completed at least 12 credit hours in the semester of cross country competition, and placed in the top 50 percent at the most recent NCAA National Championships or in the top 30 percent at the NCAA Regional Championships.
A total of 208 student‐athletes represent the 101 institutions that compose the group. Bentley, Central Missouri, and Mars Hill led all squads with five named to the All‐Academic list. Another 13 schools had four named to the roll. Among conferences, the PSAC had the most named to the list with 27. The Northeast‐10 and GLIAC followed with 21 and 19, respectively.
The Trojans nearly earned their first SAC title, finishing just behind Mars Hill at the 2011 Food Lion SAC Cross Country Championships last October.
Edwards notched a fourth-place effort, while Hay finished ninth at the championships.