APPLETON, Wis. — Both Lawrence University track and field teams have been honored for their academic achievement by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

The Lawrence women’s and men’s squads were both chosen as All-Academic Teams by the coaches association. To be eligible for selection, a team must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.10 or higher.

The Lawrence women had the highest GPA among the five Midwest Conference schools to be honored. The two dozen members of the team compiled a 3.52 GPA and earned the All-Academic Team honor for the fifth consecutive season.

On the men’s side, Lawrence was one of four schools from the Midwest Conference to make the cut. The Lawrence men, which had more than 20 team members, posted a GPA of 3.18. The Lawrence men have won the award four of the past five years.

The teams have enjoyed great success in the classroom during the tenure of Lawrence head coach Jason Fast. In the past five years, Lawrence has earned All-Academic Team honors 19 of a possible 20 times with the men’s and women’s cross country and men’s and women’s track squads.