NEW ORLEANS – The Elon University men’s and women’s cross country programs were selected as All-Academic teams by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association as announced on Tuesday, Feb. 13.
The Phoenix men posted a team cumulative grade-point average of 3.36 this past fall while the Elon female harriers ended the fall semester with a 3.15 GPA. The maroon and gold men posted the highest team GPA among the men’s cross country teams recognized from the Colonial Athletic Association.
To be eligible for the award, a team must have a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA and must have had at least five runners compete at the NCAA regional championship meet in November. Overall, there were 423 teams that brought home All-Academic honors. Of those 423 teams, 228 of them were women’s programs and 195 of them men’s.