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Winrose Karunde
Winrose Karunde

March 17, 2010

LUBBOCK, Texas - The Texas Tech men's and women's cross country squad were both named All-Academic by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association and three Lady Raiders were named All-Academic Scholars for their efforts in the classroom.

Both the Red Raiders and Lady Raiders earned the distinction of USTFCCCA All-Academic team. For a team to be considered for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team award, they must have competed and compiled a team score at an NCAA Regional Championship and also have a minimum 3.00 team cumulative GPA.

The Red Raiders had a team GPA of 3.037 and the Lady Raiders came in with a 3.308.

All-American Purity Biwott, All-Big 12 Caroline Karunde and All-Big 12 Winrose Karunde were honored for their success in the classroom. Winrose Karunde was one of nine in Division I to have a 4.0 grade-point average. All three student-athletes are majoring in Human and Family Studies.

The three were pivotal members to the cross country squad having its best season in program history. The team won its second-straight Big 12 title and went on to finish fourth at the NCAA Cross Country Championships, the highest finish in program history.

"It was an outstanding year for the women's cross country team and this academic recognition just adds to that success, head cross country coach Jon Murray said. "The men and women's teams do a great job both in the classroom and on the course representing Texas Tech. I am proud to be associated with such an outstanding group of individuals."



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