2019 NCAA Division I Women’s Cross Country All-Academic Athletes
The Women’s Scholar Athlete of the Year and All-Academic Individuals for the 2019 NCAA Division I Cross Country season were announced on Thursday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
Alicia Monson of Wisconsin was named the Women’s Scholar Athlete of the Year for the 2019 NCAA Division I Cross Country season. Monson, a senior with a 3.25 GPA in nutritional sciences, finished runner-up at the 2019 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships in Terre Haute, Indiana, this past November. She becomes just the second woman in Big Ten Conference history to earn this honor, joining Angel Bizzarri of Illinois, who captured the award exactly 10 years ago.
Overall, there were 166 women who were named All-Academic Individuals in NCAA Division I.
In order to qualify for All-Academic distinction, student athletes must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 on a 4.0 scale and finish in the top-25 (or 10 percent) at the NCAA Regional Championships or as an All-American at the NCAA Championships.