Clayton State places two on Peach Belt Conference Men’s Cross Country All-Academic Team
AUGUSTA, Ga. – October 27, 2011 – The Peach Belt Conference released its 2011 All-Academic Team for men's cross country on Wednesday, and the Clayton State Lakers had two representatives get selected for the prestigious honor.
Earning PBC All-Academic honors for Clayton State was senior Albert Mong'ony and sophomore Russell Lawless. They are two of 13 runners selected to this season's team. To be eligible for the All-Academic team, a student-athlete must 1) participate in at least half of his/her team's events and be either a starter or significant contributor; 2) achieved a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) and 3) completed at least one full academic year at his or her current institution.
Mong'ony, a senior from Nairobi, Kenya, recently earned All-Peach Belt Conference honors for a second straight season after finishing third last Saturday in the Peach Belt Conference Championships. During the regular season, he recorded three Top Five finishes in the Lakers' four meets, including two third-place finishes.
Last season, Mong'ony earned both All-Peach Belt and Division II All-Southeast Region honors. He is majoring in nursing with a cumulative 3.58 grade-point average.
Lawless, a sophomore from Richmond Hill, Ga., has recorded a pair of Top 30 finishes this season, including 25th at last weekend's Peach Belt Conference Championship. He currently has a 4.0 grade-point average.
Clayton State will compete next in the NCAA Division II Southeast Regionals on Nov. 5 in Charlotte.