Cross country teams earn academic award for fourth straight year

Posted on: February 28th, 2013 by Joseph Vanden Acker

APPLETON, Wis. – The Lawrence University men’s and women’s cross country teams have been named a United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Scholar Team.

This marks the fourth consecutive year both Lawrence teams have been honored for their academic achievement by the USTFCCA. To be eligible for the award, the team must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.10 through the fall term.

The Lawrence women had a team grade point average of 3.36, and the Vikings were one of five Midwest Conference teams to receive the award. The Lawrence men had a 3.33 grade point average and were one of only three teams from the conference to win the award.

Lawrence also had a successful season in competition. The Lawrence men finished second at the Midwest Conference Championships and had two all-conference finishers in junior Curran Carlile and senior Sam Stevens. The Lawrence women finished eighth and freshman Clare Bruning (seventh place) was the highest first-year finisher for the Vikings in more than two decades.

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