The Hanover College women’s cross country squad has been named an academic all-American team by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
To qualify for the USTFCCCA's academic honor, teams must attain a cumulative grade-point average of 3.10 or higher on a four-point scale.
Hanover's women’s team, with 20 athletes, collectively earned a 3.21 grade-point average in the fall semester and joins seven HCAC teams on the association's list.
The USTFCCCA awarded academic all-American honors to 197 NCAA Division III women’s programs. The group represents 39 conferences across the U.S.
Johns Hopkins University (Md.) was named the USTFCCCA's scholar team of the year after winning the school's first national championship in the fall while posting a 3.32 grade-point average.
Eastern Mennonite University (Va.) reported the highest cumulative grade-point average in the nation (3.76).
Published Friday, February 22, 2013