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March 8, 2010

Bulldog Cross Country Teams Honored as USTFCCCA All-Academic

Both the University of Redlands women’s and men’s cross country teams were lauded as U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic squads, as announced today by the USTFCCCA.

For a team to be considered for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team award, it must have competed and compiled a team score at an NCAA Regional Meet. The team must also have a minimum 3.10 team cumulative grade-point average.

The Bulldog women own the second-highest GPA among Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) programs honored with a 3.54. Redlands’ men boast a 3.18 GPA and rank third among SCIAC teams that earned the distinction.

The University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire was named the 2009 USTFCCCA NCAA Division III Women’s Cross Country Scholar Team of the Year, while Williams College (MA) was recognized as the 2009 USTFCCCA NCAA Division III Men’s Cross Country Scholar Team of the Year

Both Redlands contingents earned a least a share of fourth in the conference in 2009. The women tied for fourth in the conference standings and took 10th at the NCAA West Regionals, while the men held sole possession of fourth in the conference standings and claimed ninth at the NCAA West Regionals.