Men's and Women's Cross Country Teams Earn Academic Accolades

Kim Grieshaber recently was named to the USTFCCCA Cross Country All-Academic Team.

Kim Grieshaber recently was named to the USTFCCCA Cross Country All-Academic Team.

Aug. 17, 2011

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The University of Louisville men's and women's cross country teams have been recognized for their academic achievements, earning U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic status, the New Orleans-based organization announced.

To qualify as a USTFCCCA All-Academic Cross Country Team, a team must have had a cumulative team GPA of 3.00 or better and have started at least five athletes at their respective NCAA regional championship.

It is the second-straight year the Cardinal men and women have earned the distinction.

The men's team, which boasted a combined 3.38 grade-point average, was one of nine BIG EAST programs to earn the honor. On Feb. 14, Michael Eaton, a physics major, was honored individually, as he was selected to the USTFCCCA Men's Cross Country All-Academic Team. The women's squad achieved a 3.00 grade-point average collectively and was one of 12 BIG EAST programs - the most team's by any conference - to earn the achievement. A day after Eaton was honored, Kim Grieshaber, an exercise science major, was named to the association's women's all-academic team.

The Cardinal men concluded the 2010 campaign by reaching the NCAA Cross Country Championships for the fourth time in the last five years, while the women achieved a top-15 finish at the NCAA Southeast Regional. Individually, three earned all-region honors: Eaton, Grieshaber and Matt Hughes.

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