The UT Arlington women’s cross country team earned a spot on the All-Academic Team for the 2021 NCAA Division I Cross Country season, chosen by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
As a group, the UTA women secured a cumulative GPA of 3.532.
“We are very proud of our women’s team,” says head coach John Sauerhage. “It shows that our student-athletes put a tremendous amount of work into their studies, just like they do in their training.”
In order to qualify for All-Academic distinction, teams must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, including the most recent grading period. Overall, 168 different programs across the nation were named All-Academic Teams by the USTFCCCA for their efforts during the 2021 season.
The women’s cross country team excelled on the field, too, placing 15th overall at the NCAA South Regional Championships to close out the season. Two athletes earned top 50 finishes: Charlotte Murphy and Valeria Diaz-Gonzalez.