Bemidji State cross country team honored for excellence in the classroom
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Bemidji State cross country team honored for excellence in the classroom
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The Bemidji State University cross country team has been selected as a United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division II All-Academic Cross Country Team in a recent announcement from the organization’s national office.

Bemidji State, which carried a 3.39 cumulative team grade point average last fall, was one of nine institutions hailing from the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference on the list of 107 institutions from around the country honored with this years all-academic award.

The Beavers tied for 42nd among all honored teams and posted the fourth-highest GPA among listed NSIC member institutions.

Division II newcomers King College reported the highest cumulative team GPA among All-Academic honorees with a 3.77, while Grand Valley State University hauled in the USTFCCCA Scholar Team of the Year Award after claiming its first NCAA Division II cross country team championship and posting a 3.37 GPA.

To qualify as a USTFCCCA All-Academic Cross Country Team, the team must have a cumulative team GPA of 3.00 or better and have compiled a score (finished at least five runners) at their respective NCAA regional championship.

Bemidji State University, located in Bemidji, Minn., competes at the NCAA Division I and II levels and is a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) and the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA).

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