Feb. 15, 2011
NEW ORLEANS – After an outstanding cross country season, Mary Kate DuBard has been named to the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic Team. The honor is the first for the junior.
A total of 99 student-athletes represent 62 institutions compose the group. Syracuse led all teams with five All-Academic nods while Florida State followed with four. Among all conferences, the BIG EAST picked 16 plaudits while the Big 12 was next in line with 15.
To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team, 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 2010.
DuBard, an Industrial Engineering major, sported a 3.46 GPA during the Fall 2010 semester en route to her 13th place finish at the NCAA South Regional Championships. Her finish was just one place shy of earning a spot in the NCAA Cross Country Championship.
Sheila Reid of Villanova University was named the USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Women’s Scholar Athlete of the Year. Reid was the individual national champion at the 2010 NCAA Cross Country Championships in the fall and led the Wildcats to a team national title as well.