AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The Augusta State women's cross country program was recently recognized with a national award by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, according to a recent release from the USTFCCCA headquarters in New Orleans, La.
ASU was a recipient of the USTFCCCA All-Academic Award, which was presented to a total of 107 institutions representing 22 conferences. The Lady Jaguars were one of five Peach Belt Conference programs to receive the honor, joining Francis Marion, Georgia College, Montevallo and UNC Pembroke.
Eight of the top ten finishing teams at the 2010 NCAA Cross Country Championships earned All-Academic status. Of the 24 teams that participated in the national final, 19 of those earned All-Academic status. In addition, six of eight NCAA regional championship teams earned All-Academic honors.
To qualify as a USTFCCCA All-Academic Cross Country Team, the team must have a cumulative team GPA of 3.00 or better and have compiled a score (finished at least five runners) at their respective NCAA regional championship.
For the complete list of award winners, visit http://www.ustfccca.org/featured/grand-valley-state-is-womens-scholar-team-of-the-year-in-division-ii.