Academic Achievers

Academic Achievers

NEW ORLEANS, La. – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced on Friday academic honors for the 2015 cross country season .  Belmont women's cross country earned Division I All-Academic team honors while senior Hannah Wittman (Lindenhurst, Ill.) garnered individual All-Academic recognition and stands the only female student athlete to garner the honor in the Ohio Valley Conference.

Complete USTFCCCA D1 Cross Country Scholar Teams

Seven OVC women's teams earned All-Academic team status for the 2015 cross country season from the USTFCCCA.  Two-hundred and five women's teams had at least one All-Academic runner.  To qualify, teams had to have a cumulative 3.00 GPA or greater.

Complete USTFCCCA D1 Cross Country Individual All-Academic honorees

Wittman was among 160 women in Division I who earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors.  She is also only one of eight student athletes from colleges and universities in the state of Tennessee to earn the honor.  Honorees must have compiled a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 and have finished in the top 25 finishers (or 10 percent) at regionals or as an All-American at the national meet.

OVC Women's Cross Country Teams Selected USTFCCCA All-Academic

Belmont 3.348
Eastern Illinois                    3.41
Eastern Kentucky 3.423
Morehead State 3.523
Murray State                     3.483
Southeast Missouri State 3.73
Tennessee Tech 3.114