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Calvin Men’s Cross Country Runners Receive All-Academic Honors From USTFCCCA

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

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USTFCCCA Division III All-Academic Cross Country Teams

The United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association has named its 2010 All-Academic receipients in men’s cross country and four members of the Calvin men’s cross country team have been so honored.

In order to receive USTFCCCA All-Academic honors, individuals must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 or greater through the most-recent semester and placed in the top 35 at the NCAA Regional Championships. Individuals from Calvin that received the honor include seniors Jake Christiansen and Ben VanWyk, junior Dan Kerr and sophomore Matt VanderRoest.

At the Great Lakes Regional meet this psat November, Christiansen (New Ipswich, NH/New Ipswich HS) finished 24th, VanWyk (Sussex, NJ/High Point HS) was 15th, Kerr (Petoskey, MI/Petoskey HS) was 18th and VanderRoest (Ann Arbor, MI/Ann Arbor Huron HS) 11th. In finishing in the top 35, all four individuals earned spots on the Great Lakes All-Region team.

At the Great Lakes Regional meet, Calvin took first place with a team score of 57 points. At the NCAA III Championships the following week, Calvin took eighth place with a team score of 277 points.The Knights were led by head coach Brian Diemer.

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