NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Olivet College men's and women's cross country teams have been selected to the All-Academic Team by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
For a team to be considered for this distinction, it must have competed and compiled a team score at an NCAA Regional meet and have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.10 on a 4.0 scale. Under the leadership of head coach Karen Lutze, the Olivet women posted a team cumulative GPA of 3.69 and the men had a cumulative GPA of 3.30. Both teams are receiving this honor for a seventh straight year.
Overall, there were 388 NCAA Division III teams honored by the USTFCCCA. Of those teams, 221 of them were women's programs and 167 of them were men's.