April 12, 2004
IOWA CITY, IA – The University of Iowa women’s cross country team recently earned academic all-America honors from the Women’s Intercollegiate Cross Country Coaches Association (WICCCA). The Hawkeyes earned a team grade-point average of 3.030. The Hawkeyes were one of 100 teams that earned over a 3.00 team GPA. Indiana State led the honorees with a team average of 3.765.
Senior Sarah Arens was one of 46 runners across the nation to earn individual academic WICCCA all-America honors, maintaining a 3.25 grade-point average and finishing in the top 10 percent at their regional meet or earning all-America honors. Arens posted a 3.47 grade-point average in health and sport studies. She placed 16th at the NCAA Mid-West Regional in Cedar Falls with a time of 22:00. Arens is a six-time academic all-Big Ten selection, earning the honor three times in cross country and three in track. She currently leads the Hawkeyes in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.