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Shea, Men's and Women's Cross Country Teams Receive National Academic Honors

Senior Sheree Shea received All-Academic individual honors from the USTFCCCA.

Senior Sheree Shea received All-Academic individual honors from the USTFCCCA.

Feb. 27, 2013

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NEW ORELANS -- The United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches’ Association (USTFCCCA) earlier this week named its All-Academic teams and individual honorees for the 2012 season. LMU’s men’s and women’s teams each received honors from the coaches’ association. In addition, senior Sheree Shea received All-Academic status for her accomplishments in the classroom and for finishing in the top-15 at the NCAA West Regional last season.

LMU’s men had a cumulative GPA of 3.18, third highest amongst qualifying West Coast Conference members. 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 started at least five runners in their respective NCAA regional championship.

The Lions’ women’s team earned a cumulative GPA of 3.29, also the third highest of WCC schools. Shea received individual honors after finishing 11th at the NCAA West Regional last November qualifying her for the NCAA National Championship in Louisville, Ky. The senior finished 181st in at the Championships with a time of 21:23.2 in the 6k.

Seven WCC student-athletes earned USTFCCCA Division I All-Academic honors, while seven WCC teams have received USTFCCCA All-Academic Team status. BYU led the Conference with three male honorees, one female honoree, and a men's team recognition. Meanwhile, Portland had two men and both the men's and women's teams recognized. San Francisco's men's and women's teams were also honored.

The Cowboys of Oklahoma State University are the USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Men’s Scholar Team of the Year for the 2012 cross-country season. Oklahoma State won the NCAA Cross Country Championship title this fall – its third in four years.

The Ducks of the University of Oregon are the USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Women’s Scholar Team of the Year for the 2012 cross-country season. Oregon won the NCAA Cross Country Championship title this fall.

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