UMD TEAM, PAIR OF BULLDOGS EARN USTFCCCA ALL-ACADEMIC CITATIONS FOR 2019

USTFCCA 2019

For the 14th consecutive year, the University of Minnesota Duluth has been recognized as a NCAA Division II All-Academic Cross Country Team by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. To qualify as an All-Academic Team, the institution had to possess a cumulative team grade point average of 3.00 or higher and have scored at the NCAA Division II regional meet.  UMD posted a 3.35 GPA and was one of 196 schools that received this honor.
Thu Jan 30, 2020
For the 14th consecutive year, the University of Minnesota Duluth has been recognized as a NCAA Division II All-Academic Cross Country Team by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. To qualify as an All-Academic Team, the institution had to possess a cumulative team grade point average of 3.00 or higher and have scored at the NCAA Division II regional meet.  UMD posted a 3.39 GPA and was one of 120 schools that received this honor.

On an individual front, seniors team captain Jake Kluver and sophomore Matt Trutna were among the 263 student-athletes nationwide to attain USTFCCCA All-Academic Team status for 2019. To earn All-Academic honors, a student-athlete must have completed at least 12 semester/quarter hours through the semester of competition at the institution to be eligible. The student-athlete must have at least a 3.25 cumulative grade point average and have placed in the top 30 percent of the total number of athletes eligible to compete at the respective regional championships, or in the top 50 percent of the field at the NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships.

The All-Academic cross country citation is the first for both Kluver and Trutna.