Men's And Women's Cross Country Named To The USTRCCCA All-Academic Team Lists

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - The New Mexico State men's and women's cross country teams have earned All-Academic Team honors announced by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTRCCCA) Monday, March 8. The women's team tallied a 3.31 cumulative grade point average after the fall 2009 semester, while the men's team had a cumulative grade point average of 3.5.

"Our student-athletes know that their job here at New Mexico State is to get their degrees," men's and women's cross country coach Paul Harkins said. "Being an athlete is a great opportunity for a lot of them but when they come to college getting a degree is priority number one. Both teams are doing a great job, working hard on both the course and the classroom and these two awards prove that."

On the women's list, NM State was one of three WAC schools to receive the team honor, including Nevada and Utah State. All three teams carry a 3.3 cumulative grade point average or better.

On the men's list, the Aggies ranked 12th out of 135 teams that received the award. Other WAC schools to make the list included Fresno State and Utah State.

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 Championship and also have a minimum 3.00 team cumulative GPA.