Feb. 14, 2012
NEW ORLEANS – The Georgia Tech women’s cross country team has earned United States Track and Field and Cross Country Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Status following the 2011 cross country season.
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. Tech averaged a 3.38 GPA.
A total of 205 institutions represent 30 conferences that compose the group. To lead all conferences, 14 teams from the Big East Conference earned All-Academic nods. The Pac-12 followed with 11. The ACC had 10 of it’s 12 members earn a spot on the team.
Alabama reported the nation’s highest cumulative team GPA (3.83), followed by Chattanooga (3.81) while the ACC’s top average went to Duke (3.53), followed by Boston College (3.43), Virginia Tech (3.41) and Georgia Tech (3.38).
Nine of the top ten finishing 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.