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Both Cross Country Teams Earn All-Academic Status




Caroline Jepleting earned USTFCCCA honors .

Feb. 15, 2012

LUBBOCK, Texas - Both the Texas Tech men's and women's cross country garnered 2011 Division I United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic status.

Caroline Jepleting of the Lady Raiders also garnered an individual award as she was earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors. Jepleting earned All-American honors during the 2011 season and obtained a grade point average above 3.25 to qualify for the honor.

The men's team was one of 147 Division I teams to earn USTFCCCA All-Academic status with a team GPA of 3.36. Meanwhile, the Lady Raiders were one of 205 institutions to earn USTFCCCA All-Academic status with a team GPA of 3.22.

"It is quite an honor for both the men's and women's teams to be honored by this academic award," head cross country coach Jon Murray said. "Both groups do a great job in the classroom while being successful on the course. I am proud of Caroline for achieving the individual academic honor. It is a testimony to her character to be at such a high level both academically and athletically." To obtain USFTCCCA All-Academic status, teams must have had a cumulative team GPA of 3.00 or higher and have started at least five runners at the NCAA Regional championship.



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