Athletic News

February 18, 2011
For immediate release:

Huntingdon College
News Release

Lady Hawks Named To USTFCCCA Cross Country All-Academic Team

MONTGOMERY, Ala. --- The Huntingdon College women's cross country team has been named a U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division III All-Academic Cross Country Team.


Huntingdon is one of two schools from the Great South Athletic Conference who qualified its women's team for this honor. A total of 167 institutions represent 35 conferences that compose the group.


“The All-Academic honor is a great accomplishment for our team and Caitlin,” said head coach Nate Rucker. “I'm very proud of our girls for working hard in the classroom and on the course to get this special academic achievement.”


The Lady Hawks had a combined GPA of 3.11 and participated in the NCAA South Regional Championships. Junior Caitlin McMahon took 34th place in the final meet of the season, after the Lady Hawks won their second straight GSAC championship.


To qualify as a USTFCCCA All-Academic Cross County Team, the team must have had a cumulative team GPA of 3.10 or better and have compiled a score (finished at least five runners) at their respective NCAA regional championship.


Individually, McMahon also earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors during the past week. She is majoring in Exercise Science and posts a 3.39 GPA. McMahon is the only representative from the GSAC to be named on the team made of 107 competitors.

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Hodge Patterson
Sports Information Director
Phone: (334) 833-4579
hpatterson@huntingdon.edu


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