Despite heavy rains late in the week, the spirits of the 100th graduating class of Rice University could not be dampened, which included 90 student-athletes.
Rice's men's cross country squad was named a USTFCCCA All-Academic team, the association announced Monday. The Owls had a team GPA of 3.467.
Three Rice athletes were named to the C-USA Men's Cross Country All-Academic team. Matt Carey, Gabe Cuadra and Wyatt Doop were honored by the league.
Rice's men's cross country squad finished sixth at the NCAA South Central Regional, beating squads such as LSU, Baylor and Houston. Gabe Cuadra had an All-Region performance.
Rice's men's cross country had a strong showing at the 2012 Conference USA Championships, hosted by Southern Miss, with a third place finish. Gabe Cuadra led Rice with an eighth place finish.
Conference USA and Southern Miss are set to host to the 2012 C-USA Cross Country Championships at the Pine Belt National Golf Course Monday, Oct. 29, in Moselle, Miss. This marks the first time...