SignUp
Both UND's men's and women's teams owned the 4th-best GPAs in the Big Sky Conference.
Cross country teams garner DI All-Academic honors
Text smallerText larger
Updated: Wednesday 02/25/2013 12:50:13 (ET)
by Jayson Hajdu, UND Athletic Media Relations
Send this article to a friend Print RSS Shop Files available

GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- The University of North Dakota women's and men's country teams have both earned 2012 Division I All-Academic Team honors from the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, the USTFCCCA announced today.

UND's women's team boasted a cumulative 3.421 grade point average to rank fourth among Big Sky Conference Schools. Southern Miss owned the top women's GPA in the nation with a 3.79, while Idaho State topped all Big Sky schools with a 3.74 mark.

On the men's side, UND owned a 3.225 cumulative grade point average, which also ranked fourth among Big Sky Conference programs. Memphis ranked first nationally with a 3.65 GPA, while Southern Utah led the Big Sky with a 3.41.

A total of 200 women's teams and 145 men's teams were honored by the USTFCCCA. 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.

It is the 16th such honor in the last 17 years for UND's women's program, and the 15th in the last 17 years for the men's program.

UND cross country completed its 28th season under head coach Dick Clay in 2012, its first as a member of the Big Sky Conference.

Click on the attached PDF documents for the complete list of 2012 USTFCCCA Division I All-Academic teams.

Griffin, UND cruise past MVSU
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- North Dakota rolled to a 25-10, 25-13, 25-8 sweep of Mississippi Valley State Friday afternoon in the first of two matches at the Bulldog Invitational at Mississippi State.... MORE
Weekend preview: Insider Weekly panel looks ahead
With a fun weekend planned, the UND Insider Weekly panel looks ahead at the events. The panel talks about football at home on Saturday versus Stony Brook at 6 p.m., volleyball on the road and... MORE
Volleyball earns first-ever win over SEC team
STARKVILLE, Miss.- North Dakota picked up its first-ever win over a team from the Southeastern Conference (SEC) with a sweep of host Mississippi State, 25-18, 25-23, 25-19 Thursday night during... MORE
Three to skate with Canada's National Women's Team
Continuing to represent their native country on the national stage, North Dakota's Meghan Dufault, Becca Kohler and Halli Krzyzaniak were invited to Canada's National Women's Team Fall Festival... MORE
Football, Schweigert in focus on UND Sports Extra
Head football coach Bubba Schweigert was in studio on UND Sports Extra to break down UND's game at Missouri State last week. Schweigert also previewed Saturday's home game versus Stony Brook.... MORE

advertisement