Cross Country's Byrne Earns USTFCCCA All-Academic Status

Tyler Byrne earned a 3.78 grade-point average and earned All-America honors in the fall.

Tyler Byrne earned a 3.78 grade-point average and earned All-America honors in the fall.

Feb. 18, 2014

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - University of Louisville's Tyler Byrne had the most impressive cross country season of his career in the fall. In addition to achieving All-America honors, the redshirt junior was named on Friday a U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic honoree.

The Georgetown, Ind., native is carrying a 3.78 grade-point average in justice administration, surpassing the required 3.25 standard. In January, Byrne was named one of 10 men's cross country runners on the Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

The other requirement, earning USTFCCCA All-America honors or finishing in the top-10 percent of the student-athlete's regional meet, also was achieved. Byrne took 29th at the NCAA Championships for All-America honors after finishing 10th at the NCAA Southeast Regional to earn all-region status.

Of the 45 All-Americans, Byrne was just one of 19 to garner All-Academic honors.

By the end of the year, Byrne had become Louisville's third cross country All-American, first since 2009, and just the second individual conference champion after he won the AAC crown. His first-place finish helped Louisville win the team title. Individually, Byrne registered six top-20 finishes, while breaking the school's 8K and 10K records that both previously were set by Wesley Korir in 2007.

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