Feb. 13, 2012
NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Oregon State women’s cross country team has been honored by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCA) for the eighth consecutive year by being named to as an NCAA Division I Women’s Cross Country All-Academic Team.
The Beavers were one of 205 teams in the nation that received the honor for their performances in the classroom during the 2011 season. The Big East finished with a total of 14 teams receiving the honor, but the Pac-12 followed closely in second with 11 teams.
Along with the Beavers, Stanford, Washington State, Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, Oregon, Washington, California, Utah and UCLA were also honored. Stanford took home the top GPA of 3.59 in the conference, but Oregon State came in second with a cumulative team GPA of 3.55.
To qualify as a USTFCCCA All-Academic Cross Country team, the team must have had a cumulative team GPA of 3.00 or better and have started at least five runners at their respective NCAA regional championship.
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