The Belmont men’s and women’s cross country teams were named to the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division I All-Academic Teams, as announced late last week. It marks the fourth consecutive year both programs have received the honor.
The men’s team compiled a team grade point average (GPA) of 3.20 to garner the recognition. Kennesaw State (3.21), Lipscomb (3.37), and Mercer (3.43) gave the Atlantic Sun a total of four men’s programs making appearances on the elite list. A record total of 152 Division I men’s teams received USTFCCCA All-Academic Team honors, up from 2009’s total of 135.
The women’s team compiled a team grade point average (GPA) of 3.54 to garner the recognition. The Bruins join only three other Atlantic Sun teams making an appearance on the elite list this year. The others are Lipscomb (3.49), Mercer (3.57), and North Florida (3.18). A record total of 192 Division I women’s programs received USTFCCCA All-Academic Team honors, up from 2009’s total of 176.
For a team to be considered for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team award, they must have competed and compiled a team score at an NCAA Regional Championship and also have a minimum 3.00 team cumulative GPA.