NEW ORLEANS, La. – The United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association released the 2017 NCAA Division II men's and women's All-Academic team and individual awards on Feb. 9. Augusta University had six cross country athletes selected as individuals, while the entire women's cross country squad was named an NCAA All-Scholar team.
A total of 675 athletes – 393 women and 282 men – earned individual All-Academic honors, with a whopping 89 posting a perfect 4.0 grade point average.
Seniors Diana Petrmichlova, Lara Way, and junior McKenzie Knudsen represented the Augusta women's cross country team for the individual honor, while senior Josh Thompson, freshman Jacob Poston, and junior Daniel Broadhead held the honor for the men's squad.
The individual All-Academic honor was awarded to those athletes who compiled a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.25 and finished among the top 30 percent of eligible runners at his or her regional championships and/or the top half of the field at the NCAA Championships.
Overall, there were 176 teams – 157 women's teams and 119 men's teams – that picked up All-Academic honors. Union (Tenn.) paced the women's side with the highest team grade point average of 3.92. Alderson Broaddus and Azusa Pacific tied for the best men's grand point average, as each program posted a 3.77 in the classroom.
To view full USTFCCCA All-Academic individual awards click here
The full list of teams honored by the USTFCCCA can be found by clicking here
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