MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The Wesleyan University men's cross country team earned 2017 NCAA Division III All-Academic Team accolades, and four Cardinals earned the honor on the individual side, as announced by the USTFCCCA on Feb. 9.
The two necessary requirements to earn the All-Academic Team nod were a minimum team GPA of 3.10 on a 4.0 scale through the fall, and the squad needed to compete and compile a team score at an NCAA Regional meet. Wesleyan maintained an outstanding 3.42 team GPA through the fall under the leadership of head coach John Crooke and assistants Scott Bushey and Lindsay Holmes, while placing 11th overall with a team score of 368 at the NCAA Regional Championship on Nov. 11 in Gorham, Maine.
The Cardinals were well represented on the individual side, as senior Tate Knight, and sophomores William Bajohr, Kevin McMorrow and Connor Sexton collected All-Academic acknowledgement as individuals.
The guidelines for earning this achievement include maintaining a GPA of 3.30 or higher through the fall semester, and finishing in the top-25 percent at the student-athletes' respective regional chanmpionship meets.
Sexton led the way for the Cardinals at the 2017 New England Championship, checking in at the 53rd slot, while McMorrow (65th), Knight (67th) and Bajohr (88th) also ran exceptional races out of a field of 370 runners.