Anderson’s harriers receive academic honor again

BY DI STAFF | FEBRUARY 17, 2011 7:20 AM

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With a 3.34 cumulative GPA, the Iowa women’s cross-country team was recognized as a U.S. Track & Field and Cross-Country Coaches Association All-Academic Team for the eighth-consecutive year.

In order to qualify for the honor, a team must have competed at its respective NCAA regional championship, and it must also meet the required 3.0 GPA or better.

Ten of the 11 Big Ten teams made the list of 192 teams. Iowa had the fourth-best GPA in the conference behind Indiana (3.52), Minnesota (3.51), and Northwestern (3.41). Thirty different conferences made the list.

“Academic excellence is something we work to achieve each and every year,” head women’s cross-country coach Layne Anderson said in a release. “To qualify for this award now for the eighth-consecutive year shows the level of commitment we place on academic achievement. This award is a credit to the hard work of our student-athletes and the resources provided by student-athlete support services.”

— by Maggie Cunningham

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