The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced Jan. 30 the cross country teams and individuals recognized as All-Academic honorees. The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association boasted 12 teams and 18 individuals among those recognized.
Team awards were given to seven MIAA women's programs and five men's programs. Alma, Calvin, Hope, Kalamazoo, and Trine had both of their cross country programs achieve the standard of 3.10 on a 4.0 scale; Albion and Saint Mary's were women's team honorees.
In total, there were 212 women's and 172 men's teams that garnered All-Academic honors in NCAA Division III.
Individually, nine men's MIAA harriers along with nine women met the criteria of earning All-Academic distinction of a GPA of at least 3.30 on a 4.0 scale and finish in the top 25 percent at their respective NCAA Regional.
Overall, there were 378 women and 309 men who were named All-Academic Individuals in NCAA Division III.
MIAA Teams honored by USTFCCCA
Albion - Women
Calvin - Men & Women
Hope - Men & Women
Kalamazoo - Men & Women
MIAA Student-Athletes honored by USTFCCCA
Albion - Aaron Weimer
Calvin - Jonathan Ellis, Tyler Johnson, Addison Smith, Ryan Vreeke, Annie Needs
Hope - Nick Hoffman, Jacinda Cole, Rebecca Duran, Anna Frazee, Chelsea Miskelley, Ana Tucker
Saint Mary's - Julia O'Grady
Trine - Jak Beakas, Levi Neuzerling, Neil O'Brien, Evie Bultemeyer, Elizabeth Lohman