Ivy Cross Country Individuals, Teams Honored for Academic Excellence
PRINCETON, N.J. -- A total of 10 individuals and 15 teams have been honored by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association as Scholar Athletes and Scholar Teams for the 2010 cross country season.
To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Cross Country Team, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 and have either earned USTFCCCA All-America status or finished in the NCAA region's top 15 (or top 10 percent) in 2010.
The list of honored women representing Ivy League institutions includes Brown's Margaret Connelly, Cornell's Kelsey Karys and Devin McMahon and Princeton's Alex Banfich and Sarah Cummings. On the men's side, Cornell's Adrien Dannemiller, Dartmouth's Phil Royer, Harvard's Dan Chenoweth, Princeton's Mark Amirault and Yale's Jeff Perrella were among the 56 total male student-athletes honored.
In the team listing, 190 women's team and 152 men's teams across the country earned All-Academic status. Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn and Princeton were among the women's teams honored while all eight Ivy institutions were honored on the men's side.
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 regional at their respective NCAA regional championship.