Men's cross country named all-academic

By Doug Fitzgerald published February 1, 2007

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs menâ€TMs cross country team was named an all-academic team, the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced Thursday.

The Mountain Lions were one of 57 Division II menâ€TMs cross country programs to have at least a 3.0 team GPA during the 2006 season. For schools to qualify as an all-academic team, the student-athletes on their NCAA eligibility list must have a cumulative team GPA of 3.0 of higher.

UCCSâ€TM cumulative GPA was 3.094.

The combination of a third-place finish at the 2006 NCAA Division II Menâ€TMs Cross Country Championships and cumulative team grade-point average of 3.347 earned Western State College designation as the Division II All-Academic Menâ€TMs Cross Country Team of the Year.

Of the 57 schools named being honored as All-Academic Teams for Division II menâ€TMs cross country, Concordia University (St. Paul) had the highest cumulative GPA at 3.560. Christian Brothers University (Memphis, Tenn.) had a 3.540 grade-point average.

Additional News Stories
November 3, 2007Cross Country: Men Take 11th at RegionalsThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men's cross country team finished 11th at the NCAA Division II North Central Regional meet on Saturday at the Don Baker Cross Country Course in Vermillion, South Dakota.
September 22, 2007Men's XC: UCCS takes second at CC InvitationalCOLORADO SPRINGS -- Branson Bartlett and Dan Pinter broke away from the pack to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men's cross country team to a second-place finish at the Colorado College Invitational Saturday at Monument Valley Park.
September 8, 2007Cross Country: UCCS Men, Women Each Grab Fourth in Season's First MeetALBUQUERQUE -- The Mark Misch era at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs began Saturday with both the men's and women's cross country teams earning fourth-place finishes at the Lobo Invitational.
August 20, 2007Former UCCS star takes third at Pikes Peak AscentIn four years with the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs cross country team, Aaron Rubalcaba-Lopez built a reputation as a hill climber.
July 30, 2007UCCS names new cross country/track coachThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs announced Monday that Mark Misch has been hired to coach the Mountain Lions' cross country and track and field teams.
Visit our Facebook pageVisit the UCCS Mount Lion's Twitter pageVisit the UCCS Mountain Lions Youtube pageVisit UCCS Rss feeds