Hawkeyes, Lewis Earn Academic Honors

Feb. 14, 2014

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa junior Kevin Lewis and the Hawkeye women’s cross country team were recognized Friday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Association for their academic achievements.

Lewis was one of 72 Division I men named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic team. He placed 15th overall at the NCAA Midwest Regional, and owns a 3.26 GPA while majoring in electrical engineering.

Kevin Lewis continues to define himself as a successful student-athlete at the University of Iowa,” said UI track and field head coach Layne Anderson. “He is an All-Region performer who has now distinguished himself through his academic achievement. He represents all that we challenge our student-athletes to be throughout their careers.”

The 2013 Hawkeye women compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.32 to earn team honors for the 11th consecutive season. 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.

“For the women’s program to earn an 11th consecutive honor is a testament to the student-athletes and their commitment to academic success,” said Anderson. “They are fortunate to have tremendous support and this continued success reflects the efforts of a lot of individuals and a culture of high academic achievement.”