NEW ORLEANS – The Texas A&M - Corpus Christi men's and women's cross country teams have been tabbed 2012 Division I All-Academic Cross Country, the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced today.
It marks the first time the men's team has been recognized for the honor and the third time for the women's team in the last four years. The men's team tallied a cumulative 3.127 team GPA in the Fall 2012 semester while the women's team recorded a 3.229 GPA.
"It's a great honor," Head Coach Shawn Flanagan said. "It's showing that the women's team is continuing their tradition in the classroom and this year they are joined by the men's team which reflects that good things are to come."
The men's team was led by four student-athletes who earned a 3.5 GPA or better while the women's team had five with a 3.6 GPA or better.
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 started at least five runners at their respective NCAA regional championship.
Fellow Southland members Lamar, McNeese State, Stephen F. Austin and Central Arkansas were also honored by USTFCCCA on the women's side while Lamar, Sam Houston State and Central Arkansas were recognized on the men's side.
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