Feb. 14, 2014
ARLINGTON, Texas - The UT Arlington women's cross country team has earned 2013 All-Academic Team honors from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), the organization announced Friday. As a group, the Mavericks secured a cumulative grade-point average of 3.39.
UT Arlington, which finished as the league's runner up at the SBC Championships, was one of six Sun Belt Conference schools to make the list. The others were: Arkansas State, Georgia State, UL Lafayette, South Alabama and Western Kentucky.
"This is a well-deserved honor for our women's team," UTA coach John Sauerhage said. "They put in a lot of time and hard work both in training and in their studies, and this recognition illustrates that they performed as true student-athletes."
In all, 217 women's squads earned All-Academic Team honors for the 2013 season. In order to qualify for the award, teams must have compiled a cumulative GPA or 3.00 or greater and competed in the NCAA Regionals as a team.
XC: Cross country duo caps impressive year at NCAAs
XC: Guerrero, Lautenslager set for NCAA Championships
XC: Men place third as two earn spots at NCAA Championships
XC: Region's best await UTA runners
XC: Men repeat as Sun Belt champions
XC: Long path leads to Saturday SBC meet