WashU Cross Country Awarded USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors

WashU Cross Country Awarded USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors

St. Louis, Mo., Feb. 9, 2018 – The Washington University in St. Louis men's and women's cross country teams had 11 individuals earn NCAA Division III All-Academic honors for the 2017 season, and both the teams were recognized with All-Academic team status as announced by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

The men's program was one of 167 teams honored while the women were one of 221 to earn the honor. The women posted a cumulative grade point average of 3.63 while the men finished the fall semester with a cumulative GPA of 3.52.

Seniors Alison Lindsay earned the individual honor all four years of her career.  Senior Audrey Western, juniors Lisa Gorham and Jeri Glicksman in addition to sophomores Paige Lawler and Sophie Watterson garnered the honors for the first time in their careers.

The men had five individuals qualify including three-time recipient senior David O'Gara. He was joined by: two-time recipients senior Kirby Simon and sophomore Nick Matteucci as well as first-timers graduate student Brody Roush and sophomore Marco Quaroni.

In order to qualify for this honor, student-athletes must have a cumulative GPA of 3.30 and finish in the top 25 percent of their respective regional championship meet. There were 668 student-athletes named USTFCCCA All-Academic with women accounting for 55 percent of that total number (368).