New Orleans, La. - February 12, 2015 - The Springfield College men's and women's cross country teams were honored by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) as a Division III All-Academic Teams earlier this week.
Overall, 211 women's teams and 152 men's teams earned All-Academic honors. To be considered an All-Academic Team, programs must have compiled a cumulative GPA or 3.10 or greater and competed in at least five different meets with at least five runners representing their school at each.
The men's cross country program posted a team GPA of 3.56 and was among 152 men's teams in the country that earned All-Academic Team honors for the 2014 season. Of the Division III teams in New England, the Pride ranked No. 2 in the region. The Springfield College women's cross country team was also honored, making the Pride one of 211 programs in the country to earn the award.