Three Mountain Lions Earn USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors
NEW ORLEANS - Women's cross country All-American Megan Burrell and teammates Angie Martell and Madison Neher earned U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic honors for cross country this morning. The University of Colorado Colorado Springs also earned the All-Academic team award with a grade point average above 3.00.
The Mountain Lions finished No. 10 at the NCAA Division II Cross Country National Championships last November for the second-best finish in program history. UCCS was one of eight teams to finish in the top 10 of the national championships and earn the All-Academic award. The Mountain Lions have won the team academic award six times since 2005.
Burrell, Martell and Neher were three of the 345 Division II runners to earn the individual academic award. Neher was an RMAC All-Academic Second Team selection and Martell was an Honor Roll student-athlete on those conference teams. Burrell was the first All-American for UCCS women's cross country since 2006 and the 10th in program history.
Individuals needed a grade point average of 3.25 or greater and place in the top half of the national championships or top 30 percent of the regional championships.
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