Cowgirl Harriers Earn All-Academic Status

Feb. 13, 2012


2011 Cross Country Academic Team Get Acrobat Reader

The University of Wyoming women's cross country team was honored Monday for its prowess in the classroom, as it was announced as one of the USTFCCCA's 2011 All-Academic teams.

The honorees comprise 205 institutions in 30 conferences. Nine of the top 10 teams at the 2011 NCAA Cross Country Championships earned All-Academic status. Of the 31 teams that participated in the national final, 26 of those earned All-Academic status.

Wyoming achieved a team GPA of 3.17, and was honored along with three other Mountain West teams. This was the sixth-straight season the UW women earned the award.

"We continue to be very pleased and appreciative of the effort these student-athletes put into their studies," Wyoming cross country coach Randy Cole said. "We have a diverse range of academic majors on this squad but they all help each other with their coursework and provide peer support in balancing their academics with their athletics. I am very proud of this achievement for them."

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.