Wendt, Martell Leads UCCS to All-Academic Team Honor

By Jared Verner published February 18, 2014

NEW ORLEANS - The University of Colorado Colorado Springs women's cross country team earned the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic Team award for the second straight season and seventh time in program history, led by All-Academic individuals Angie Martell and Alyssa Wendt, in the USTFCCCA academic awards announced late last week.

Martell is earning the individual academic award for the second straight season with a 3.60 grade point average in environmental studies. She was an All-RMAC runner and scored points for the Mountain Lions at the national championships in November. Wendt had a 3.89 GPA in pre-physical therapy and was a displacer on that team at the national meet.

Individuals needed a 3.25 or better and finish in the top 30 percent of the regional championships or top 50 percent of the national championships.

UCCS had a 3.20 team GPA in the fall 2013 semester and was one of nine RMAC teams to earn the academic honor. Teams needed a team GPA of 3.00 or greater and have scored at the regional championships. The Mountain Lions combined with the men's all-academic team award to become one of 89 Division II schools with both teams earning the honor.

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Alyssa Wendt Alyssa Wendt So.
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