Women's Cross Country team earns USTFCCCA All-Academic status
Feb. 17, 2011
NEW ORLEANS - The University of Texas Women's Cross Country team has been selected as a U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Team, the organization announced this week. The Longhorns hold a cumulative GPA of 3.65, which ties for the eighth-highest out of the 192 teams to earn the All-Academic status.
The team is led by three Horns who were recently picked as USTFCCCA All-Academic selections in junior Julie Amthor (3.95 GPA, Biology Honors/Pre-Med), junior Mia Behm (3.39, Advertising) and freshman Marielle Hall (3.33, Undergraduate Studies). Joining them is junior Laleh Mojtabaeezamani (3.80, Government), senior Christina Henderson (3.44, Advertising Graduate Program), freshman Megan Siebert (3.92, Education) and freshman Sara Sutherland (3.00, Undergraduate Studies).
During the cross season, the Longhorns won the 2010 NCAA South Central Regional Title en route to qualifying for their first NCAA Championship since 2003, where they went on to finish 20th.
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 regional at their respective NCAA regional championship.