Men's Cross Country: Norwich Earns First USTFCCCA Team Honor, Hale Claims Second Straight Individual Award

Men's Cross Country: Norwich Earns First USTFCCCA Team Honor, Hale Claims Second Straight Individual Award

NEW ORLEANS, La. – For the first time in team history the Norwich University men's cross country team was honored recently by the U.S. Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) with All-Academic team honors. The Norwich women's team also earned the honor for the fifth consecutive year.

 The Cadet men's team posted a team grade-point average of 3.25 to earn the award.
 
"I'm proud of both teams for earning this award," said NU Cross Country Head Coach Nick Cooper. "At Norwich, our athletes have a lot of demands of their time and I know our cross country teams work very hard. It's great to see them excelling on the field and in the classroom and it's nice to see them being recognized for their accomplishments. The women have consistently earned great grades and our men have consistently improved their grades. It's great that the women continued their streak and the men earned this award for the first time."

Additionally, junior Brody Hale (Naugatuck, Conn.) earned individual recognition for the second straight year after posting a qualifying GPA and a 57th place finish at the NCAA Division III New England Regionals.

"In addition to the teams, I'm proud of Brody for being recognized for doing great in the classroom and being one of top runners in New England." Cooper added.

A team must have a minimum GPA of 3.1 and have compiled a team score at an NCAA Regional Meet to be considered for the award. In order to be named USTFCCA All-Academic, student-athletes must have a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher and finish in the top-25 percent at their respective regional.