Montana Cross Country Earns Academic Honors

The University of Montana Men’s and Women’s Cross Country teams picked up All-Academic Team honors recently by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

College runners earn All-Academic team honors by having a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or greater. 12 members of Coach Vicky Pound’s Men’s team finished the fall semester with a 3.31 average, and a dozen of Coach Pound’s women’s team had a GPA 3.2 in the fall.

Of the 423 NCAA Division I teams that earned USTFCCCA honors, 228 of them were women and 195 of them were men. UC Davis had the top team GPA on both the men’s and women’s lists, and The Aggie women had a GPA of 3.85, while UC Davis’s men had a 3.8. Portland and New Mexico were named the USTFCCCA Scholar Teams of the Year for having the highest finish at nationals in November while meeting the 3.0 minimum requirement. The Pilots finished second on the men’s side to Northern Arizona, while the Lobos won the NCAA women’s title for the second time in three years.

Stanford’s Grant Fisher and Missouri’s Karissa Schweizer were named USTFCCCA Scholar Athletes of the Year.