womenstrack1Joplin, Mo. — The Missouri Southern women’s cross country program has earned the Team Academic Award the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association has announced. 

To qualify as a USTFCCCA All-Academic Cross Country Team, the team must have had a cumulative team GPA of 3.00 or better and have compiled a team score at their respective NCAA regional championship.

Also earning All-Academic honors as individuals were Kaitlyn Belisle, Cassy Kendrick, Rachel Schrader, Addie Mengwasser and Marlee Tegenkamp.

To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team in Division II, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or greater through the most-recent semester, completed at least 12 credit hours in the semester of cross country competition, and placed in the top 50 percent at the most recent NCAA National Championships or in the top 30 percent at the NCAA Regional Championships.