Women's cross country squad named Division I All-Academic Team
Tigers led Colonial Athletic Association and Maryland region with 3.54 GPA
TOWSON, Md. (March 11, 2010)—TU's women's cross country squad tied for 23rd among 176 Division I programs selected by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association as an All-Academic Team.
It's Towson's fourth straight year to receive the recognition.
"We are very proud that we have this great tradition," said Roger Erricker, head coach of the Tigers. "We plan on continuing it."
For a team to be cited by the USTFCCCA for an All-Academic honor it must have competed and compiled a team score at an NCAA Regional Championship and have a minimum 3.00 team cumulative grade point average.
The Tigers finished 14th at last fall's Mid-Atlantic Regional held on Maryland's Eastern Shore. They posted a team GPA of 3.54, tying for 23rd with Syracuse, Lehigh and Bowling Green.
The Mid-Atlantic Regional was won by Villanova. The Wildcats were named the USTFCCCA's Women's Cross Country Scholar Team of the Year.
Towson led the contingent of Colonial Athletic Association schools honored. Those included Georgia State and Northeastern (3.42), Delaware (3.32), UNC Wilmington (3.26), James Madison (3.20) and William & Mary (3.13). In addition to the Tigers, Loyola (3.34) and Navy (3.32) were the only other Division I women's collegiate cross country teams from Maryland to qualify for this recognition.