Women's cross country runners honored for academic excellence

Women's cross country runners honored for academic excellence

Two Hamilton College student-athletes and their team were recognized on Feb. 14 when the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced its 2018 NCAA Division III cross country academic awards.

Individual Awards release | Team Awards release

Grace Heller '19 (Ridgefield, Conn./Ridgefield HS) and Andy Uribe '19 (Lynn, Mass./Kipp Academy Lynn Collegiate HS) earned all-academic individual honors. Heller was an all-academic individual in 2017 as well.

In order to qualify for this honor, student-athletes must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 or better and finish in the top 25 percent of their respective regional championship meet. Heller finished in 11th place out of 305 athletes with a 6-kilometer time of 23:01 at the 2018 NCAA Division III Atlantic Region Women's Cross Country Championship. Uribe was next for Hamilton in 40th place with a personal-record time of 23:44.8. Heller majors in psychology and Uribe holds a dual major in African studies and psychology.

The Continentals also collected team academic honors for the 11th year in a row under head coach Ellen Hull. For a team to be considered for this honor it must have competed and compiled a team score at an NCAA regional meet and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.10 on a 4.0 scale. The Hamilton women have a team GPA of 3.51.