Mount Union Cross Country Teams and Four Individuals Earn USTFCCCA Academic Honors

Mount Union Cross Country Teams and Four Individuals Earn USTFCCCA Academic Honors

NEW ORLEANS -- Both Mount Union men's and women's cross country teams along with two individual members of both men's and women's team have earned All-Academic honors from the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

For a team to be considered for this honor, 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. Overall, there were 393 teams honored by the USTFCCCA, of which 215 were women's teams.

The Purple Raider women's team placed 13th at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional and had a team grade point average of 3.74 while the men's team came in sixth at the region and have a 3.28 gpa.

In order for student-athletes to earn the honor, they must have a cumulative GPA of 3.30 and finish in the top 25 percent of their respective regional championship meet. There were 382 women out of the 682 student-athletes who earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors.

Two Mount Union women runners -- seniors Katie Durisin (Painesville / Riverside) and Sarah Mason (Alliance / Marlington) earned the honor.

Durisin placed 50th at the regional and is a Exercise Science major and Mason placed 47th at the regional and also is an Exercise Science major.

Two Mount Union men runners – junior Nikita Landis (Navarre / Fairless) and freshman Jeff Joseph (Beloit / West Branch) earned the honor.

Landis placed 36th at the regional and is a French and History major and Joseph placed 21st at the regional and currently undecided with his major.