New Orleans, LA—The North Greenville women's cross country team was recently honored for its hard work in the classroom as it was given All-Academic honors by the U.S. Track & Field & Cross Country Coach's Association.
The All-Academic team is made up of individuals that took place in the 2015 NCAA DII Southeast Regional meet. The Crusaders were represented by Kaleigh Roach, Tori Davies, Hailey Willingham, Amanda Ward, Rebecca Watson, and Haley Hardwick. Roach also earned individual All-Academic honors.
To receive this honor, teams must have a combined grade point average of at least a 3.0 and must have scored at an NCAA Division II Regional qualifying meet. Athletes who received individual honors must have a GPA of at least 3.25 and finish among the top 30-percent of eligible runners and finish in the top half of the field at the NCAA Championships.
"This is a huge accomplishment for these young women," remarked head cross country coach Cameron Stober." The demands on collegiate student-athletes are substantial, and for these young ladies to not only meet, but also exceed the criteria required for this honor, is impressive. I am so proud of each of them, not only for their accomplishments, but also for the outstanding individuals they are.