Men's & Women's Teams Receive Team Academic Award from USTFCCCA
Women's Program Achieves National Academic Recognition for 20th Straight Year
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, captained by Kerry Dermody (Erieville, N.Y.), Libby Maret (Sandy Hook, Conn.) and Lindsay Paiva (Coventry, R.I.), received the team academic award for the 20th consecutive year.
The Camel women compiled a 3.51 grade point average as a team and nine members of the squad were named to the 2011 NESCAC Fall All-Academic squad.
"I am extremely proud of the academic success that has been consistently achieved by our team over the years," Connecticut College Head Women's Cross Country Coach Ned Bishop said.
Under the direction of head coach Jim Butler, the Camel men compiled a mean grade point average of 3.48.
Connecticut College was captained by seniors Brenner Green (Lisbon, Conn.) and Doug Wright (Darien, Conn.).
12 members of the men's squad were tabbed to the NESCAC Fall All-Academic Team this year.
"The team takes great pride in earning this award," Butler said. "It is something that we make our annual goal to achieve. For the guys to do so is very satisfying to me as their coach."
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.
January 19, 2012