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Appalachian State Cross Country Teams Earn All-Academic Honors
The App State men’s and women’s cross country teams received All-Academic team honors from the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The women’s team has earned the distinction every year since 2010, while the men have now earned the accolade in six consecutive seasons.
In the fall 2022 semester, the women’s cross country team earned a cumulative team GPA of 3.55, while the men’s squad posted a cumulative GPA of 3.37. Ten Mountaineers from the men’s and women’s cross country teams finished the fall semester on the Chancellor’s List and 12 Mountaineers made the Dean’s List.
At the Sun Belt Championships on Oct. 19, the App State men’s team finished second overall with 46 points, while the women placed fifth overall in the team standings with 117 points. Six Mountaineers earned All-Sun Belt accolades for their efforts on the course. Junior Oliver Wilson-Cook earned first-team accolades after finishing fifth with an 8K time of 24:28.2. Graduate student Ryan Brown, and sophomores Garrett Bivens and Chase Burrell garnered second-team honors after finishing eighth (24:04.9), ninth (24:44.9) and tenth (24:45.2), respectively. Junior Ryan Teuscher earned third-team recognition after finishing 14th with a time of 25:07.8. Sophomore Linnea Maynard also earned third-team honors after posting a personal best of 17:43.5 to place 15th in the women’s 6K race.
In order to qualify for USTFCCCA All-Academic distinction, teams must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, including the most recent grading period.