Cross Country teams collect national academic honors

Cross Country teams collect national academic honors

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NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The Saginaw Valley State University Cross Country teams earned national team and individual academic honors, as announced Thursday (Feb. 14) by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). 

The SVSU Women's Cross Country team made the national list, earning a 3.48 GPA and finishing fifth at the 2018 Midwest Regional Championships. The Cardinal Men, who finished second at the regional championships, earned a 3.28 GPA and earned the national honor as well. The Men's squad would advance to the national championships, posting a sixth place showing. Tom Goforth, CarLee Simpfel and Allison Dorr (individual) all earned all-american plaudits at the meet for Saginaw Valley. 

There were nine student-athletes who were named to the list as well, qualifying after compiling at least a 3.25 GPA and finishing among the top 30 percent of eligible runners at the regional championships or the top half of the field at the NCAA Championships meet. Those individuals are listed below...

Student-Athlete Major
Andrew Bond Mathematics
Parker Eisengruber Finance
Nate Frasier Mechanical Engineering 
Timmy Kimball Economics
CarLee Stimpfel Biology
Sophia Bradley Psychology
Allison Dorr Exercise Science
Morgan Fuerst Nursing
Jenna Keiser Exercise Science