Calvin Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Teams Receive USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors
Friday, February 18, 2011
The United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association has announced the recipients of its All-Academic Team Awards and the Calvin men’s and women’s cross country teams have been so honored.
To qualify as a USTFCCCA All-Academic Cross Country Team, the team must have had a cumulative team GPA of 3.10 or better and have compiled a score (finished at least five runners) at their respective NCAA regional championship.
The Calvin women’s team posted a cumulative team grade point average of 3.57 while the Calvin men’s team posted a cumulative team grade point average of 3.35.
Both Calvin teams are repeat recipients. In fact, the Calvin women’s team has received the award for 20 consecutive years.
Earlier this week, a number of individuals from both teams received individual USTFCCCA All-Academic honors. On the women’s side, seniors Gretchen Braymer, Samantha Westveer and Alison Tuuk, junior Kaitlin Diemer, sophomore Alyssa Penning and freshman Alyssa Oram received the award. On the men’s side, seniors Jake Christiansen and Ben VanWyk, junior Dan Kerr and sophomore Matt VanderRoest were so honored.
Both Calvin cross country teams this year were led by head coach Brian Diemer.