Women Named a USTFCCCA All-Academic Team

BOISE, Idaho - Boise State's women's cross country team has been named a U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) NCAA Division I Women's Cross Country All-Academic Team for the second straight season.

Boise State was one of 205 Division I women's teams to receive the honor earning a 3.10 grade point average during the 2011 cross country 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.

This was the second straight honor for the Bronco women and third in school history, earning awards in 1995, 2010 and now 2011.

A total of 205 institutions represent 30 conferences that compose the 2011 group. To lead all conferences, 14 teams from the Big East Conference earned All-Academic nods. The Pac-12 followed with 11. Boise State is joined by Colorado State, TCU and Wyoming as Mountain West women's team representatives.

Alabama reported the nation's highest cumulative team GPA (3.83), followed by Chattanooga (3.81).

Nine of the top ten finishing teams at the 2011 NCAA Cross Country Championships earned All-Academic status. Of the 31 teams that participated in the national final, 26 of those earned All-Academic status.

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