BSU cross country team recognized for academic success
Thursday, February 16, 2012
BSU cross country team recognized for academic success
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 3.27 cumulative team grade point average last fall, was one of five institutions hailing from the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference on the list of 124 institutions from around the country honored with this year’s all-academic award.

The Beavers tied for 84th among all honored teams and posted the third-highest GPA among listed NSIC member institutions.

University of Nebraska-Kearney and Gannon University reported the highest cumulative team GPA among All-Academic honorees with a 3.78, while Western State College (Colo.) hauled in the USTFCCCA Scholar Team of the Year award after placing second at the 2011 NCAA Division II cross country team championship and posting a 3.61 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).