Springfield, Mass. - February 28, 2019 - The Springfield College men's and women's cross country teams have been recognized for their hard work in the classroom, as they were honored by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) as Division III All-Academic Teams this past week.
For a team to be considered for this distinction, it must have competed and compiled a team score at an NCAA Regional meet and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.10 on a 4.0 scale.
The mens' cross country program posted a grade-point average of 3.34, which was improved from its 3.25 last season, and ranked the Pride 13th in New England and third in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC). The women posted a cumulative grade-point average of 3.77, improving upon their 3.70 from a year ago. Out of the 215 women's teams recognized, the Pride ranked seventh in the nation, second in the NEWMAC, and second in New England, only trailing WPI, which had a 3.78.
Additionally, Jack Pinho (Prospect, Conn.) received individual honors, as Pinho was named a 2018 NCAA Division III Men's Cross Country All-Academic Individual. In order to qualify for this honor, student-athletes must have a cumulative GPA of 3.30 and finish in the top 25 percent of their respective regional championship meet.
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