MORAGA, Calif. — The Saint Mary’s men’s and women’s cross country teams were both named All-Academic teams by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross County Coaches Association Friday after posting grade point averages above 3.2.
The women’s team earned a 3.40 GPA in the fall, while the men posted a GPA of 3.26, improving over the 3.108 earned during the fall of 2015. Both teams were able to capture West Coast Conference All-Academic honors as well, with sophomore Abby Bolt leading the way with a 3.97 in biology. Ali Teliha rounded out the women’s nominees with a 3.41 in biology. Josh Spooner and Noah McDermott highlighted the men’s side, with Spooner earning a 3.93 in environmental science and McDermott capturing a 3.74 in kinesiology.
These awards mark the 13th and 14th all-academic team accolades for the Gaels under Marty Kinsey’s tenure since joining the team in 2010.
“We want to make sure that when athletes choose Saint Mary's they know they have a coaching staff and department willing to work with them every step of the way to achieve their goals,” said Kinsey. “Our student-athletes continue to work hard and improve both in the classroom and on the track, and we are proud of the results they have produced.”
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