Crusader Cross Country Teams Earn Academic Recognition
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Crusader Cross Country Teams Earn Academic Recognition

The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s cross country teams have been named U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Teams for their success this past season in the classroom.

In order to be selected for this recognition, teams need a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. The Crusader men’s squad garnered a team GPA of 3.31, while the women recorded an impressive 3.45.

Along with this award, both teams placed several student-athletes on the 2016 Fall Horizon League Academic Honor Roll. Eight Crusader men were named to the honor roll, led by senior Adam Bruno (Bloomington, Ill./University), who owns a 3.93 cumulative GPA as a history and secondary education major. On the women’s side, five Crusaders were honored, with sophomore Emma Chelsvig (Jacksonville, Ill./Jacksonville) posting the team’s top GPA with a 3.98 as a geography major.

To be eligible for the Horizon League Honor Roll, student-athletes must participant in one of the league’s 19 sports during the most recent or current season, complete three semesters as a full-time student as the same institution and lastly, a cumulative GPA of at least 3.20 on a 4.0 scale.