8 Straight for Hawkeye Cross Country

Feb. 16, 2011

IOWA CITY, IA — The University of Iowa women’s cross country program has been named to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Team for the eighth straight season. The 2010 Hawkeyes compiled a team cumulative 3.34 GPA and placed seventh at the NCAA Midwest Regional.

“Academic excellence is something we work to achieve each and every year,” said Head Women’s Cross Country Coach Layne Anderson. “To qualify for this award now for the eighth consecutive year shows the level of commitment we place on academic achievement. This award is a credit to the hard work of our student-athletes and the resources provided by student-athlete support services.”

To qualify as a USTFCCCA All-Academic Cross Country Team, the team must have competed at their respective NCAA regional championship and had a cumulative team GPA of 3.00 or better. A total of 192 institutions represent 30 conferences that compose the group. The Big East led all conferences with 12 members earning All-Academic honors and was followed by the Big 12 and Big Ten who each placed 11 on the list.