NCAA Division I Cross Country Academic Awards – 2015
Molly Seidel continues a trend. Sean McGorty adds to Stanford’s legacy. Both Seidel and McGorty were honored on Friday as NCAA Division I Scholar Athletes of the Year for the 2015 cross country season by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
In total, there were 160 women and 90 men who earned All-Academic Individual honors. In order for a student-athlete to qualify for the award, they must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25, and finished in the top-25 (or 10 percent) at regionals or as an All-American at the national meet.
No teams made more headlines at the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships than the New Mexico women and the Syracuse men.
It’s only right that New Mexico and Syracuse added another piece of hardware to their collection on Friday. The Lobos and Orange were named NCAA Division I Scholar Teams of the Year for the 2015 cross country season by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
In total, 171 men’s teams and 205 women’s teams earned All-Academic Team status from the USTFCCCA.