Wyoming Cross Country Teams Earn USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors

Photo courtesy of University of Wyoming Cross Country.

NEW ORLEANS (February 14, 2019) – The Wyoming men’s and women’s cross country teams were both named all-academic teams by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches’ Association for the 2018 season, it was announced Thursday. Additionally, Cowboy harriers Christopher Henry and Paul Roberts earned all-academic honors as individuals.

For the Cowgirls, it is the eighth year in a row receiving the team honor, while the Cowboys have earned all-academic accolades in six of the last eight seasons.

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In order to earn all-academic distinctions as a team, the squad must have a cumulative GPA of over 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. The Cowgirls had a team GPA of 3.48, and the Cowboys recorded a team GPA of 3.23.

In order for individuals to be named all-academic, they must have finished in the top-25 at the NCAA Regional Championships or be named an All-American at the NCAA National Championships while maintaining at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale.

It is the first individual USTFCCCA all-academic award for both Henry and Roberts. They both met the academic requirements, and Roberts earned All-America status, while Henry placed 17th at the NCAA Mountain Region Championships.

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For Henry, it is his second academic award of the cross country season, as he earned the prestigious NCAA Elite 90 Award following the conclusion of the National Championships. That award was given to the individual with the highest cumulative GPA who competed at a national championship level event.