Men’s & Women’s XC and Eight Individuals Win USTFCCCA Academic Awards

Men’s & Women’s XC and Eight Individuals Win USTFCCCA Academic Awards

Both the Case Western Reserve University men's and women's cross country teams, along with eight individual members of the squad, received academic honors from the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, based on their athletic and scholastic performances during the 2018 season.

Earning individual All-Academic honors were senior Zach Roshon, juniors Andrew Green and David Hall and sophomore Trey Razanauskas of the men's team, and seniors Jennifer Hoffmann and Ellen Sears, junior Madeline Lindemann and sophomore Kiera Olson of the women's team.  It was the second-straight year that Roshon, Hoffmann and Lindemann have earned the award, while the other five Spartans each claimed the honor for the first time.

In order to qualify for this honor, student-athletes must have a cumulative GPA of 3.30 and finish in the top 25 percent of their respective regional championship meet.

The CWRU men and women each earned Team Academic Awards as well.  The men's team finished with a cumulative GPA of 3.55, the 18th-highest among all NCAA Division III teams recognized, while the women totaled a 3.7 grade point average, 16th among DIII teams.

For a team to be considered to receive the honor, it must have compiled a score at an NCAA Regional Meet and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.10 on a 4.0 scale.  A total of 393 teams were recognized, including 215 women's teams and 187 men's squads.