Cross Country Teams Earn USTFCCA All-Academic Status

Feb. 17, 2011

NEW ORLEANS -The Loyola University Maryland men's and women's cross country teams received accolades away from the course this week, as both squads earned 2010 All-Academic Status from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

The Loyola women's team accumulated a grade point average of 3.30 and the men's team tallied a 3.27. The announcement marks the fifth straight year both teams have received the honor.

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.

"I am really pleased to see both the men and women get this recognition from the coaches association for the fifth year in a row. It truly demonstrates that both teams keep the student aspect of being a student-athlete in the proper perspective," said Head Cross Country Coach Rick Woods. "Not only did we do well on the cross country course this past season, we did equally as well in the classroom. It's good to see their efforts get recognized."

The Greyhounds were one of seven Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference men's and women's teams to earn All-Academic Status, and the men's side tied for the second-best GPA in the league.