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Five Atlantic 10 Student-Athletes Earned 2012 Division I All-Academic Cross Country Status

Release: 02/26/2013
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Courtesy: Atlantic 10 Conference

Feb. 26, 2013

NEWPORT NEWS, Va.- The USTFCCCA announced the 2012 Division I All-Academic Cross Country performers, including five Atlantic 10 student-athletes.

Honored in the group were three La Salle standouts including Stephanie Bearish, Wendy Hutchinson, and Meghan McGlinchey. Also recognized were Katie Clark of Butler and Jill Prentice of Richmond.

A total of 115 student-athletes represent the 69 institutions that compose the group.

Eight of the top 10 finishers from the NCAA Cross Country Championships in the fall earned All-Academic honors. In addition, six of the nine first-place finishers from the fall’s NCAA Regional Championships are All-Academic honorees. Twelve reported cumulative GPAs of 4.0 through the fall 2012 semester.

To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average 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.

USTFCCCA 2012 Division I Women’s Cross Country All-Academic Honorees from the Atlantic 10 Conference:

Katie Clark, Butler
Stephanie Bearish, La Salle
Wendy Hutchinson, La Salle
Meghan McGlinchey, La Salle
Jill Prentice, Richmond

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