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Redlands Cross Country Shines in Classroom with Team and Individual Awards from the USTFCCCA

Redlands Cross Country Shines in Classroom with Team and Individual Awards from the USTFCCCA

It was announced on Friday that the University of Redlands men's and women's cross country teams each received Team All-Academic recognition from the U.S. Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). In addition, junior Joseph Esparza (Arcata, CA) and sophomore Maria Ramirez (Orange, CA) represented the Bulldogs among the USTFCCCA Individual All-Academic selections.

In order to qualify as a team, the Bulldogs successfully compiled a team score at the NCAA West Regional meet late last fall while maintaining a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.10 or higher. With 14 on each roster, the Bulldog men carried a combined mark of 3.29 to join the elite list of 167 recipients, while the Redlands women impressed with a team GPA of 3.46 to land among the 221 qualifiers.

Individually, Esparza and Ramirez gained this academic accolade by finishing among the top 25% of the NCAA West Regional Championships as strong student-athletes with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.30 or better. Ramirez finished fourth at the regional competition, while Esparza took 20th, with each gaining an All-Region award for their results.

For a complete list of the USTFCCCA All-Academic teams and individuals, pleas log on to the organization's website