USTFCCCA Announces Division I Men’s XC Scholar Athlete of the Year
Courtesy: Shannon Wright, USTFCCCA
March 2, 2009
NEW ORLEANS – University of Oregon senior Galen Rupp has been named the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Men’s NCAA Division I Cross Country Scholar Athlete of the Year, the Association announced on Monday.
Rupp’s senior season was highlighted by his individual title at the 2008 NCAA Division I Men’s Cross Country Championships. Rupp also won the Pacific-10 Conference title and his second straight West Region Cross Country individual title, becoming just the third runner in Oregon history to win back-to-back regional cross country titles.
The Portland, Oregon native has been equally successful in his academic pursuits. Rupp has a stellar 3.91 GPA in Business Administration at Oregon.
A total of 40 men’s student-athletes received All-Academic honors for the 2008 NCAA Division I Cross Country season, representing 34 different schools.
The Big 12 Conference had the most conference student-athletes on the list with six, followed by the Big East Conference with four, and the Ivy League and Pacific-10 Conference with three student-athletes each.
The award honors those student-athletes who have succeeded both academically and athletically. To be eligible for the award a student-athlete must carry a minimum 3.25 cumulative grade point average and must finish in the top 15 finishers (or top 10%) of the field at their respective NCAA regional meet or attain All-American status at the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships.
Virginia Tech’s Tasmin Fanning is the 2008 NCAA Division I USTFCCCA Women’s Cross Country Athlete of the Year.
The 2008 NCAA Division I USTFCCCA Men’s All-Academic Team
|Duriel Hardy||Neuroscience||Brown University|
|Andy Baker||Business||Butler University|
|Ben Massam||History||College of William and Mary|
|Brendan Martin||Undecided||Columbia University|
|Bo Waggoner||Undecided||Duke University|
|Michael Banks||Sports Management||Georgetown University|
|Justin Scheid||Accounting||Georgetown University|
|Mark Steeds||Criminal Justice||Georgia State University|
|Daniel Chenoweth||Undeclared||Harvard University|
|Scott Keeney||Mathematics||Indiana State University|
|Andrew Ledwith||Financial Management||Iona College|
|Chris Vizcaino||Criminal Justice||Iona College|
|Hillary Bor||Business||Iowa State University|
|Kiel Uhl||Architecture||Iowa State University|
|Samuel Kosgei||Health||Lamar University|
|Josh Edmonds||Criminal Justice||Liberty University|
|Kyle Saginus||Mechanical Engineering||Marquette University|
|Patrick Sovacool||Zoology||Miami University (Ohio)|
|Robert Scribner||Business||Mississippi State University|
|Morten Bostrom||Geographic Information Science||Northern Arizona University|
|David McNeill||Exercise Physiology||Northern Arizona University|
|Ryan Vail||International Studies||Oklahoma State University|
|Tyler McCandless||Meteorology||Pennsylvania State University|
|Garrett Heath||Management Science/Engineering||Stanford University|
|Mitch Bible||Mechanical Engineering||Texas A&M University, College Station|
|Kevin McNab||Renewable Natural Resources||Texas A&M University, College Station|
|Matthew Williams||Behavioral Science||U.S. Air Force Academy|
|Lane Boyer||Horticulture||University of Arkansas, Fayetteville|
|Richard Medina||Spanish||University of Colorado, Boulder|
|Christopher Lemon||Education & Spanish||University of Dayton|
|Matthew Lemon||Engineering||University of Dayton|
|Jesse Luciano||Accounting||University of Iowa|
|Alex Lundy||Pre-Med||University of Maryland, College Park|
|Galen Rupp||Business Administration||University of Oregon|
|Tommy Betterbed||Biology||University of Portland|
|David Kinsella||Biology||University of Portland|
|Matthew Llano||Psychology||University of Richmond|
|Japheth Ngojoy||Biology/Chemistry||University of Texas at El Paso|
|Jeremy Mineau||Environmental Studies||University of Washington|
|Hugo Beamish||Civil Engineering||Villanova University|