National Scholar Athletes


Four men and five women from the Ivy League have earned the Cross Country Academic All-American distinction by USTFCCCA.   To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 and have either earned USTFCCCA All-America status or finished in the NCAA region’s top 15 (or top 10 percent) in 2011.   Villanova’s Sheila Reid and Stanford’s Chris Derrick each won their respective Cross Country Scholar Athletes of the Year for the second year in a row.

Congratulations to the following Ivy harriers:

– Brown’s Dan Lowry (image above) and Heidi Caldwell

– Columbia’s Nico Composito and Michael Murphy

– Cornell’s Katie Kellner

– Princeton’s Alex Banfich

– Dartmouth’s Abbey D’Agostino and John Bedlay

– Yale’s Liana Epstein

Banfich has also been honored as a Cross Country Academic All-American in 2009 and 2010.

Mark Amirault (UVA via Princeton) and Claire Richardson (Georgetown via Harvard) have also earned Academic All-American honors while competing as graduate students.  Richardson was a part of the Georgetown team that won both the NCAA team championship and the USTFCCCA Scholar-Team of the Year.

See here and here for USTFCCCA formal releases.







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