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Calvin Women’s Cross Country Team And Runners Receive USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors

Thursday, February 16, 2012

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The United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association has named its 2011 All-Academic recipients in women’s cross country and three members of the Calvin women’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 senior Kaitlin Diemer (Caledonia/South Christian HS), junior Alyssa Penning (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) and sophomore Alyssa Pram (Cheboygan, MI/Home Schooled)

In addition, the Calvin women’s team has also received USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors with a 3.52 grade point average. The Calvin women’s team has received the award for over 20 consecutive years.

At the Great Lakes Regional meet this past November, Penning placed eighth individually, Diemer was 10th and Oram was 12th. By finishing in the top 35 at the regional meet, all three Calvin runners earned spots on the Great Lakes All-Region team.

At the Great Lakes Regional meet, Calvin took first place with a team score of 69 points. At the NCAA III Championships the following week, Calvin took 13th place with a team score of 399 points.The Knights were led by head coach Brian Diemer.

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