Three Cardinals earn academic awards; CUA receives team award

WASHINGTON – Three members of CUA's Landmark Conference champion women's cross country team have earned 2012 U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division III All-Academic Cross Country status, it was recently announced. Keely Eckberg, Laura Kinley, and Rebecca Radcliffe were three of 201 student-athletes from across the country to receive the honor.

To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.3 or greater through the most-recent semester and placed in the top-35 at the NCAA Regional championship.

Radcliffe was CUA's top finisher at the regionals, crossing in 16th place, while Eckberg was 20th and Kinley 28th. All three earned All-Region accolades and helped to lead the Cards to a 7th place finish.

At the Landmark Conference championship, Radcliffe and Eckberg were both named First Team All-Conference selections, finishing fifth and seventh, respectively, while Kinley was named to the Second Team after placing 8th.

For a list of the individual honorees, please click here.

In addition to CUA's individual, honors, the entire Cardinals team was one of 197 across the nation to earn USTFCCCA All-Academic Status. To qualify, the team must have had a cumulative GPA of 3.1 or better.

CUA earned a 3.3 GPA.

Click here to see the list of teams who were honored.

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