Women's Cross Country Earns National Academic Honor

Feb. 28, 2013

NEW ORLEANS - Loyola University Maryland women’s cross country team received 2012 Division I Cross Country All-Academic Team honors from the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) for their success on and off the course.

“We are again pleased with the academic performance of the team,” said head coach Amy Horst.  “The women demonstrate the same efforts they do in the classroom on the cross country course, and we focus on these high standards as they are the tools that will help the athletes excel after college, whether it be in graduate school or in the work place.”

This was the fourth-consecutive year the Greyhounds received such honors, as seven Greyhounds earned 2012 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference All-Academic Team accolades. 

To qualify as a USTFCCCA All-Academic Cross Country Team, a team must have had a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or better and have started at least five runners at their respective NCAA regional championship.

Loyola was one of six MAAC teams to receive the honor, with a 3.319 cumulative GPA. National Champion University of Oregon won the top honor, as 2012 NCAA Division I Women’s Scholar Team of the Year.