NEW ORLEANS -- Mount Union's men's and women's cross country teams and eight individuals earned 2017 All-Academic honors from the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
For a team to be considered for this distinction, it must have competed and compiled a team score at an NCAA Regional meet and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.10 on a 4.0 scale.
The Purple Raiders women's team posted a 3.49 grade point average while the men had a gpa of 3.21.
On the individual side, four from each Mount Union men's and women's teams earned awards. In order to qualify for this honor, student-athletes must have a cumulative GPA of 3.30 and finish in the top 25 percent of their respective regional championship meet. There were 668 student-athletes named USTFCCCA All-Academic with women accounting for 55 percent of that total number (368).
Mount Union seniors Adam Sopchak (Chardon), Katie Vance (Burbank/Norwayne) and Nick Thomas (Louisville), juniors Colten Trimble (Hookstown, Pa./South Side Beaver) along with Hilary and Hannah Reigle (Madison) and sophomores Katie Durisin (Painesville/Riverside) and Jared Marsh (Massillon/Jackson) all earned the recognition.