NEW ORLEANS - The Michigan Tech men's and women's cross country teams earned U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic honors. The men placed ninth out of 126 Div. II cross country teams with a 3.42 team cumulative grade point average, and the women were 55th of 207 teams with a 3.45 team cumulative grade point average.
"It's important for our student-athletes to perform well both in the classroom and while racing, so this is a great honor to receive," said head coach Joe Haggenmiller.
The men's squad had the highest GPA of the 10 GLIAC schools to earn the award. The women's squad finished fourth of the 13 GLIAC schools to earn the honor.
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 compiled a team score at their respective NCAA regional championship.