Women's XC Earns USTFCCCA All-Academic Award

Khayla Patel
Khayla Patel
Feb. 9, 2018

by Kenny Bybee (kab10@rice.edu)

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The Rice women's cross country team was named an NCAA Division I All-Academic Team by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), the organization announced on Friday.

Qualifications for the honor include a team grade-point average of 3.0 or higher and the squad competing at the regional level of the NCAA Championship. The Owls concluded the 2017 season with a 3.82 GPA.

In addition, Khayla Patel earned USTFCCCA individual academic honors. Patel, a sophomore from Houston, placed 19th at the South Central Regional while posting a 3.46 GPA. 

In order to qualify for the individual honor, athletes must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 and finish in the top-25 (or 10 percent) at regionals or as an All-American in the national meet. 

Overall, 423 teams brought home All-Academic honors with 228 women's programs and 195 men's programs. 






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