Achieves Highest GPA in Ivy League, Eighth Best GPA in Division I
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The men’s cross-country team earned All-Academic honors on the 2009 list of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) NCAA Division I Men’s Cross Country All-Academic Teams, released last Sunday. The Bulldogs tied for eighth place for highest GPA with the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. The Bulldogs are the only team in the country who have received this award for the 15th consecutive year.
The Bulldogs also achieved the highest GPA in the Ivy League. Out of the seven Ivy League schools that earned All-Academic status, the Bulldogs’ combined GPA of 3.52 placed first, followed by Harvard, Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth, Columbia and Princeton.
A record total of 135 Division I men’s cross country teams earn All-Academic Team status, up from last year’s total of 110. Schools considered for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team award must have compiled a team score at an NCAA Regional Championship and also have a minimum 3.00 team cumulative GPA.
Report by Miriam Cho ’13, Yale Sports Publicity