XC Earns National All-Academic Honor
CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Oregon State women's cross country squad was honored on Friday for its impressive work in the classroom when the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced the Beavers as one of its 2013 Division I All-Academic Cross Country Teams.
A total of 217 institutions earned the distinction as a result of having a cumulative team GPA of 3.00 or higher and starting at least five runners at their respective NCAA regional championship.
With a 3.59 mark, Oregon State posted the highest GPA among Pac-12 universities.
The recognition marks the 10th consecutive year OSU has earned team academic accolades after another successful cross country season. The school's track and field team has also nabbed the same honor for nine straight years, meaning both squads have earned this recognition for every season since the re-establishment of the programs.
Southern Miss reported the top cumulative GPA among Division I women's programs with a mark of 3.79. Among all conferences, the SEC led with 13 teams named All-Academic. The ACC followed with 11 and Conference-USA and the Big Ten had 11 apiece.Pac-12 USTFCCCA All-Academic Cross Country Teams
1. Oregon State - 3.59
2. Washington State – 3.48
3. Utah – 3.44
4. Colorado – 3.41
5. Stanford – 3.39
6. Oregon – 3.35
7. Arizona State – 3.29
8. Arizona – 3.25
9. Washington – 3.16
10. UCLA – 3.09