Cross Country Teams Named USTFCCCA All-Academic
Jan 30, 2020
The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced the 2019 All-Academic Teams and All-Academic Athletes Thursday, January 30, 2020. The University of Dubuque earned honors for both women's and men's cross country teams for 2019-2020 for head coach Rich Maleniak. The American Rivers Conference (A-R-C) was led by all nine women's teams and seven men's teams.
To qualify for All-Academic distinction, teams must have a cumulative GPA of 3.1 on a 4.0 scale. Overall, there were 212 women's teams and 172 men's teams who received All-Academic honors in NCAA Division III. Earning All-Academic A-R-C Team honors were: Olivia Costley, Megan Ely, Nikki Fehns, Mackenzie Helgemoe, Danielle Johnsen, Isabella Mazzanti, Mark Biechler, Riley Royce, Tyler Cernohous, Jacob Heitter, Jayden Oshirak, Tavian Rumple, and Joseph Tobin. To be named A-R-C All-Academic, the student-athlete must maintain a 3.5 cumulative grade point average or above and be a sophomore or above in academic standing.
UD finished ninth in the women's A-R-C cross country championships and the men's team placed seventh overall.
Women's All-Academic Teams
|Buena Vista University||3.34|
|University of Dubuque||3.78|
|Nebraska Wesleyan University||3.52|
|University of Dubuque||3.62|
|Nebraska Wesleyan University||3.61|