Gophers Earn 2012 USTFCCCA All-Academic Team Honors
Steve Plasencia

Feb. 25, 2013


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.





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