NEW ORLEANS, La. – Three Saint Leo men's cross country runners earned on a spot on the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Team, it was announced Thursday by league officials.
Senior Michael Berry, junior Eric Dirth, and freshman Connor Callahan, each made an appearance on the team. Competing diligently on the course, the trio also performed well in the classroom as they each concluded the semester with grade-point-averages above 3.25.
A total of 208 student-athletes represent the 101 institutions that compose the group. Bentley, Central Missouri, and Mars Hill led all squads with five named to the All-Academic list. Another 13 schools had four named to the roll.
Among conferences, the PSAC had the most named to the list with 27. The Northeast-10 and GLIAC followed with 21 and 19, respectively.
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.
For more information on the Saint Leo men's and women's cross country teams, head to SaintLeoLions.com.