Clayton State women’s cross country earns USTFCCCA All-Academic honors
NEW ORLEANS, La. – February 16, 2012 – The USTFCCCA (United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches' Association) announced its team All-Academic awards for women's cross country on Monday, and Clayton State was of 124 teams to earn that distinction during the 2011 season.
The Laker women were selected USTFCCCA Team All-Academic for a second time in program history. To qualify as a USTFCCCA All-Academic Cross Country Team, the team must have a cumulative team GPA of 3.00 or better and have compiled a score (finished at least five runners) at their respective NCAA regional championship.
Head coach Mike Mead's Lakers were one of seven Peach Belt squads selected, joined by Augusta State, Columbus State, Flagler, Georgia College, Montevallo and UNC Pembroke. Clayton State posted a team grade-point average of 3.32 – the highest amongst the Peach Belt teams honored and fourth in the Division II Southeast Region behind Carson-Newman, Lenoir-Rhyne and Anderson.