Gophers Earn 2012 USTFCCCA All-Academic Team Honors
Steve Plasencia
 
Steve Plasencia

Feb. 25, 2013

USTFCCCA Release

MINNEAPOLIS – The U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association has awarded the Minnesota men’s cross country team 2012 Division I All-Academic Cross Country status for the program’s performance in the classroom this season.

“This is a great honor for our program, and I’m very proud of the team’s work in the classroom this season,” Director of Men’s Cross Country and Track and Field Steve Plasencia said. “We stress hard work and dedication in all aspects of our program, and it’s great to see the team earn some recognition for their work this year.”

Minnesota fielded a team grade point average of 3.079 this season as one of eight Big Ten schools to earn All-Academic honors – only the Big East had more institutions honored this season with nine.

Pieter Gagnon, Bob Nicolls, Blayne Dulian and Adam Zutz represented the Gophers squad as Academic All-Big honoree earlier this season.

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 runners at their respective NCAA regional championship.

###


 

 

MORE HEADLINES

Gophers Announce 2016 Griak Hall of Fame Class

6/23/2016

The 2016 Roy Griak Hall of Fame class will be honored during this year’s 31st annual Roy Griak Invitational, set for Saturday, Sept. 24 at Les Bolstad Golf Course in Falcon Heights,...

Minnesota Finishes 18th in USTFCCCA Rankings

6/15/2016

Among Big Ten programs, the Gophers stand second in the rankings behind only Michigan in 14th.

Bartnik, Brandt Recieve B1G Medal of Honor

6/1/2016

This year, the conference is celebrating the 102nd anniversary of the Big Ten Medal of Honor.

Proud Sponsors Of Gopher Athletics