By Mike DeGeorge
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UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND - For the eighth season in a row, both the University of Richmond men's and women's cross country teams earned the All-Academic Team award from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
For a team to be considered for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team award, they must have competed and compiled a team score at an NCAA Regional Meet. The team must also have a minimum 3.00 team cumulative grade point average.
The men accumulated the highest team GPA of any Virginia Division-I program.
"We are proud of the academic achievements of our programs," said women's coach Lori Taylor. "As a team it is their expectation that our team achieves at the highest level academically and athletically. They have established a tradition that we intend to continue."
This announcement by the USTFCCCA comes on the heels of 22 Spider runners being selected to the Atlantic 10 Commissioners Honor Roll for achieving a 3.5 GPA or greater during the fall semester.