Women's Cross Country earns USTFCCCA All-Academic honors
Feb. 25, 2013
NEW ORLEANS – The Texas Women’s Cross Country team has been selected as a U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Team, the organization announced Monday. The Longhorns hold a cumulative grade point average of 3.469 and were awarded the scholastic honor for the second straight season.
A junior from Haddonfield, N.J., Hall earns her second all-academic honor for cross country and fourth overall from the USTFCCCA. Majoring in government, the junior carries a 3.35 GPA and was a 2012 All-American in cross country. She was also named South Central Region Athlete of the Year as the 2012 regional champion.
Mojtabaeezamani, a government major, holds a 3.82 GPA and earns her first cross country selection and second overall to the USTFCCCA All-Academic team. The senior from Keller, Texas, is a two-time USTFCCCA Cross Country All-South Central Region honoree. In addition to finishing third for Texas at the NCAA Championships in November during her senior campaign, she posted a career-best 6K time of 20:42.1 at this year’s Big 12 Conference meet.
Siebert picks up her third USTFCCCA All-Academic selection for cross country. The Dallas native boasts an impressive 3.93 GPA as a health promotion major and was named to the All-Big 12 and All-Region teams as a junior in 2012.
To qualify as a USTFCCCA All-Academic Cross Country Team, the squad must have had a cumulative team GPA of 3.00 or better and have started at least five runners at their respective NCAA regional championship. To qualify individually, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative GPA of 3.25 and have either earned USTFCCCA All-America status or finished in the NCAA region’s top 15 (or top 10 percent) in 2012.