WAYNE – The Wayne State College Wildcat women’s and men’s (sixth straight year) cross country team along with an individual from the men’s team was awarded the USTFCCCA (U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Association) All-Academic Team Award for the 2016 season.
Junior Antoine Bardou was named to the individual USTFCCCA All-Academic list.
The Wildcat men were one of eight teams from the NSIC and 115 in the NCAA Division II. WSC recorded a cumulative grade point average of 3.12.
The Wayne State women recorded a 3.80 grade point average, the third-best team GPA of the 156 NCAA Division II schools that received the award. WSC was one of 12 schools from the NSIC to collect the All-Academic Team Award.
To qualify for the team academic award, a team must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or better and compiled a team score at their respective NCAA regional meet.
The individual All-Academic honor is given to those student-athletes who have compiled a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.25 and finished among the top 30 percent of eligible runners and his/her regional championship.