Men´s & Women´s Teams Receive Team Academic Award from USTFCCCA
NEW LONDON, Conn. --The Connecticut College men´s and women´s cross country teams have been honored with the team academic award by the United States Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
The women´s cross country team received the team academic award for the 18th consecutive year. Head Coach Ned Bishop´s squad was led by senior captain Colleen MacPhee (Maplewood, N.J.).
The Camels compiled a 3.68 grade point average, tying Case Western Reserve for the second highest team grade point average of the 153 teams that were honored. Nine members of the squad were named to the NESCAC Fall All-Academic Team.
"We are honored to have received this team academic honor since its inception," Bishop said. "It is an honor to work with these conscientious young women."
Under the direction of head coach Jim Butler and captained by Brett Herrick (Boxborough, Mass.), Nate Lovitt (Madison, Conn.), and Andy Patton (West Orange, N.J.), the Camel men compiled a mean grade point average of 3.33.
In addition to the USTFCCCA recognition, junior David Aigler (Medfield, Mass.) and Herrick were both named to the New England Small College Athletic Conference Championship (NESCAC) Fall All-Academic Team.
"I am especially pleased that our team once again earned this award," Butler said. "We talk about doing well in the classroom throughout our season, and I think that the men on the team take great pride in earning this All-Academic team award."
For a team to be considered for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team award, they must have competed and compiled a team score at an NCAA Regional Meet. The team must also have a minimum 3.10 team cumulative grade point average.
March 8, 2010