NCAA Division II Cross Country Academic Awards – 2015
NEW ORLEANS – Kendra Foley of Grand Valley State and Vincent Kiprop of Missouri Southern have been named the USTFCCCA NCAA Division II Scholar Athletes of the Year for the 2015 cross country season, headlining the individual academic awards announced Friday.
The two were named the Female and Male Scholar Athletes of the Year, respectively, as the top-finishing runners at the NCAA DII Championships who earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors. Foley came out on top of a class of 384 All-Academic women, while Kiprop emerged from a field of 266 men’s honorees.
The individual All-Academic honor was awarded to those athletes who have compiled a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.25 and finished among the top 30 percent of eligible runners at his or her regional championships and/or the top half of the field at the NCAA Championships.
NEW ORLEANS – For the first time since 2009 and for the first time ever, respectively, the Adams Statewomen and Colorado Mines men have been named the 2015 NCAA Division II Cross Country Scholar Teams of the Year by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
These two Scholar Teams stand out among 137 women’s programs and 104 men’s programs that earned All-Academic Team honors.
ASU and CSM earned the honor as the highest-finishing teams at the NCAA Championships to have garnered All-Academic Team honors. Teams must have compiled a cumulative grand point average of at least 3.0 and must have scored at an NCAA Division II regional meet to qualify for All-Academic awards.