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Cross Country Squads Earn All-Academic Honor

The Colorado College men's and women's cross country squads have one again been honored for their excellence in the classroom.

By achieving a team grade-point average of 3.1 or higher, each was named a Division III All-Academic Team by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) for the 2015 season. The women's team, which won its second consecutive SCAC team title last fall, posted a 3.52 GPA, while the men finished at 3.31.

In addition, five members of the women's cross country team, Allie Crimmins '17, Katie Sandfort '17, Leah Wessler '17, Leah Veldhuisen '19, and Alyssa Warling '19 were named All-Academic for the 2015 season. To earn that distinction, student-athletes must have a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher and finish in the top 25 percent at their respective regional. Wessler, the SCAC Runner of the Year, Sandfort and Warling competed at the NCAA Division III National Meet.

"This is such a proud moment for both teams. They displayed such high performances not only in the cross country racing season but also reached high standards in the classroom," says head coach Ted Castaneda. "For the women it is also a tribute to them that five made the All-Academic team."

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