South Atlantic Conference Cross Country Teams Earn USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors

South Atlantic Conference Cross Country Teams Earn USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors

NEW ORLEANS, La. – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced the 2017 NCAA Division II All-Academic Cross Country Teams last week. In addition to the team awards, the USTFCCCA announced the 2017 NCAA Division II All-Academic Cross Country Individual honors.

Sixteen teams representing the South Atlantic Conference were honored, eight men's teams and eight women's teams, while a total of 36 – 21 women's and 15 men's - SAC cross country student-athletes earned individual honors. 

Earning All-Academic team honors for both men's and women' s teams were Anderson, Carson-Newman, Catawba, Lenoir-Rhyne, Lincoln Memorial and Wingate. The Coker and Tusculum men's teams picked up All-Academic honors, while the Mars Hill and Queens women's teams earned All-Academic honors as well.

Queens had the most individual honors, with 11 total award winners, while Anderson and Wingate had seven individual award winners each.

Overall, there were 176 teams – 157 women's teams and 119 men's teams – that picked up All-Academic honors. Union (Tenn.) paced the women's side with the highest team grade point average of 3.92. Alderson Broaddus and Azusa Pacific tied for the best men's grade point average, as each program posted a 3.77 GPA.

A total of 675 student-athletes – 393 women and 282 men – earned individual All-Academic honors with 89 posting a perfect 4.0 GPA.

Teams must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 and must have scored at an NCAA Division II regional meet to Qualify for All-Academic team awards.

The individual All-Academic honor was awarded to those athletes who have compiled a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.25 and finished among the top 30 percent of eligible runners at his or her regional championships and/or the top half of the field at the NCAA Championships.

See the list of the SAC teams and individual honor winners below.

2017 NCAA DIVISION II CROSS COUNTRY – MEN'S ALL-ACADEMIC TEAMS FROM THE SAC

Institution

Head Coach

GPA

Anderson (S.C.)

Kevin Eagle

3.42

Carson-Newman

Tyler Stepp

3.08

Catawba

Jason Bryan

3

Coker

Tom Scott

3.08

Lenoir-Rhyne

Danny Williamson

3.26

Lincoln Memorial

Jeremy Donahue

3.37

Tusculum

Cory Pratt

3.07

Wingate University

Ashley Glover

3.07

 

2017 NCAA DIVISION II CROSS COUNTRY – WOMEN'S ALL-ACADEMIC TEAMS FROM THE SAC

Institution

Head Coach

GPA

Anderson (S.C.)

Kevin Eagle

3.51

Carson-Newman

Tyler Stepp

3.38

Catawba

Jason Bryan

3.73

Lenoir-Rhyne

Danny Williamson

3.54

Lincoln Memorial

Jeremy Donahue

3.58

Mars Hill

Mike Owens

3.55

Queens (N.C.)

Kevin Licht

3.59

Wingate

Ashley Glover

3.47

 

2017 NCAA DIVISION II MEN'S ALL-ACADEMIC INDIVIDUALS FROM THE SAC

Athlete Name

Institution

Ben Clark

Anderson (S.C.)

Weston Hutto

Anderson (S.C.)

Cameron Owens-Hunter

Anderson (S.C.)

Luke Greer

Carson-Newman

Jacob Gatewood

Lincoln Memorial

Jorge Hernandez

Lincoln Memorial

Jacob King

Lincoln Memorial

Brandon Beard

Mars Hill

James Gilreath

Mars Hill

Thomas Bains

Queens (N.C.)

Tim Hoenig

Queens (N.C.)

Conal McCambridge

Queens (N.C.)

Anthony Raftis

Queens (N.C.)

Micah Kipchumba

Wingate

Nepolian Patel

Wingate

2017 NCAA DIVISION II WOMEN'S ALL-ACADEMIC INDIVIDUALS FROM THE SAC

Athlete Name

Institution

Hannah Beach

Anderson (S.C.)

Abigail Bozarth

Anderson (S.C.)

Haylee Love

Anderson (S.C.)

Allyson Malone

Anderson (S.C.)

Hannah Mercer

Catawba

Whitney Elliott

Lincoln Memorial

Tabea Kandlbauer

Lincoln Memorial

Layney Vincent

Lincoln Memorial

Allyson Arellano

Queens (N.C.)

Natane Deruytter

Queens (N.C.)

Gillian Kasitz

Queens (N.C.)

Mandi Moxie

Queens (N.C.)

Lucie Noall

Queens (N.C.)

Haley Schaeffer

Queens (N.C.)

Hannah Wolkenhauer

Queens (N.C.)

Alissa Furches

Tusculum

Julie Diaz

Wingate

Valerie Griesche

Wingate

Amy Jackson

Wingate

Juliet Salgueiro

Wingate

Lauryn Tumey

Wingate