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Lady Jackets Earn Cross Country All-Academic Team Honors

Feb. 16, 2011

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NEW ORLEANS – The Georgia Tech women’s team has earned United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic Honors for maintain a 3.39 GPA during the Fall 2010 season.

A total of 192 institutions represent 30 conferences that compose the group. The BIG EAST led all conferences with 12 members earning All-Academic honors and was followed by the Big 12 and Big Ten who each placed 11 on the list. The ACC had nine teams with All-Academic Honors

Alabama reported the highest cumulative GPA among All-Academic honorees with a 3.88. Arkansas State and Missouri State were next in the category at 3.70.

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 regional at their respective NCAA regional championship.

Georgia Tech reported the fourth highest team GPA in the ACC behind Clemson (3.62), Miami (3.44) and Boston College (3.42). Duke (3.37) and Virginia (3.28) took the fifth and sixth spots, while the reigning ACC champions, Florida State, were seventh among ACC teams with a 3.19 GPA, alongside Virginia Tech (3.19). UNC rounded out the pack at 3.04.

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