February 28, 2011

Bobcats garner USTFCCCA all-Academic status

NEW ORLEANS --- The Lees-McRae College women's cross country team has earned all-Academic status from the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association for the second straight year, announced USTFCCCA officials Monday.

The Bobcats join Erskine College and St. Andrews Presbyterian College in representation of Conference Carolinas, having posted a combined grade point average of 3.30 during the 2010 season. In all, 107 NCAA Division II women's cross country teams earned all-Academic status, including 13 programs from the Southeast Region.

"This award is the culmination of hours of hard work in the classroom and on the cross country course," said head coach Thomas Cason. "I am honored to coach this talented group of student-athletes."

Lees-McRae posted a solid season this past fall, finishing fourth in the Conference Carolinas Championships and recording an 18th-place showing at the NCAA Division II Southeast Region Championships. Henderson and Shoemaker each earned a spot on the academic all-conference team, as Henderson finished 14th at the conference championships to nab a slot on the all-conference third team.

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