Feb. 16, 2012
The Rice University men's cross country team has been recognized by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) as one of its All-Academic Teams for the 2011 season.
The Owls, under head coach Jon Warren, posted a cumulative grade point average of 3.17. Rice placed fourth at the Conference USA Championship and sixth at the NCAA South Central Regional.
A total of 147 institutions represented 30 conferences that compose the group. The Big East Conference had the most squads make the list with 11. The Big 12 followed with eight.
Wisconsin had a cumulative team GPA of 3.08 through the 2011 fall semester and won the NCAA team title and earned the Scholar Team of the Year Award. Scholar Teams of the year are determined from among those who earned All-Academic status and placed highest as a team at the most recent NCAA Championship.
The Badgers won their fifth NCAA men's cross country title of all-time this fall, scoring 97 points to finish ahead of runner-up and two-time defending champion Oklahoma State (139).
Chattanooga reported the highest cumulative team GPA in the country through the fall 2011 semester at 3.81. Creighton followed at 3.72.
Seven of the top ten finishing teams at the 2011 NCAA Cross Country Championships earned All-Academic status. Of the 31 teams that participated in the national meet, 20 of those earned All-Academic status.
To qualify as a USTFCCCA All-Academic Cross Country Team, the team must have had a cumulative team GPA of 3.00 or better and have started at least five runners at their respective NCAA regional championship.
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