Beaver Harriers Make National Academic Mark
PASADENA, Calif. – The USTFCCCA recognized the men's and
women's cross country teams as having one of the top team GPA's in
the nation. To qualify as a USTFCCCA All-Academic Cross Country
Team, the team must have had a cumulative team GPA of 3.10 through
the 2012 fall semester.
The Caltech's men's squad posted the highest team GPA in the nation with a 3.72 GPA. The University of Washington, St. Louis was second best with a 3.61 GPA. It is the second straight season the Beaver men has one of the top two team GPA’s in the nation. On the women's side the Beavers had a 3.46 GPA.
"To be list among the top two teams in the nation for the second straight year is outstanding. I am really proud of their commitment to being a well-round student-athlete," 14th year head coach Scott Jung said. "The honor is also a testament to their ability to support each other both on the course and in their academic endeavors."
Across the country there were 197 women's teams who earned the team accolade while 141 men's squads received the honor.