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Calvin Cross Country Teams Place Individuals on USTFCCA All-Academic Teams

Monday, March 01, 2010

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A group of individuals from the Calvin men’s and women’s cross country teams have received All-Academic accolades from the United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association of America. 

The USTFCCCA All-Academic award honors those student-athletes who have succeeded both academically and athletically. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must carry a minimum 3.3 cumulative grade point average and must finish in the top 35 among the field at their respective NCAA regional meet.

Receiving All-Academic honors on the men’s side from Calvin are senior Aaron Goodman and freshman Matt Vander Roest. Receiving the awards on the women’s side from Calvin are junior Gretchen Braymer, senior Sarah Dugan and senior Jessica Koster.

Goodman is from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is a graduate of Milwaukee Lutheran High School. An engineering major at Calvin, Goodman was 19th at the Great Lakes Regional meet and later placed 90th at the NCAA III Championships.  Also an engineering major, Vander Roest is from Ann Arbor and is a graduate of Ann Arbor Huron High School. At the Great Lakes Regional meet, Vander Roest was 14th and later placed 51st at the NCAA III Championships.

Braymer is from Erie, Pennsylvania. She is a graduate of Collegiate Academy. An elementary education major, Braymer was 18th at the Great Lakes Regional meet and 150th at the NCAA III Championships. Dugan is from Freeland and is a graduate of Freeland High School. She plans a career in occupational therapy. Dugan was 15th at the regional meet and 201st at the NCAA III Championships. Koster is from Grand Rapids and is a graduate of Grand Rapids Christian High School. She also plans a career in occupational therapy. Koster was 10th at the Great Lakes Regional meet and then nabbed an All-America berth by placing 34th at the NCAA III Championships.

 

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