Four UCCS Runners Named to RMAC All-Academic Honor Roll
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Four University of Colorado Colorado Springs student-athletes were named to the Honor Roll in the 2013 RMAC Women's Cross Country Academic Awards relesed today. Melanie Diep, Alyssa Wendt, Angie Martell and Alyssa Andrews were each named to the Honor Roll to match the most Mountain Lions receiving conference academic awards in program history.
To qualify, runners needed a 3.30 grade point average and have completed two consecutive semesters at their current institution. The first team was selected by the Sports Information Directors at each conference school.
Martell is making her second straight appearance on the conference Honor Roll, with a 3.60 GPA in environmental studies. She was an All-RMAC runner this season and a scoring member of the team that competed at the national championships. Andrews was also a member of that team at the national championships and earned a Honor Roll spot with a 3.52 in psychology.
Diep and Wendt both earned their academic awards in their first season of eligibility. Diep has a perfect 4.0 in biology and is a two-time UCCS President's List student. Wendt has a 3.89 GPA in pre-physical therapy and was a displacer at the national championships for the Mountain Lions.
The UCCS distance runners will open their track and field season on Jan. 18, between the Potts Invitational at CU-Boulder and at the Adams State Open.
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