Three women's cross country runners collect academic honors

Three women's cross country runners collect academic honors

Hamilton College and three women runners earned honors on Thursday, Jan. 30 when all-academic individuals and teams for the 2019 NCAA Division III cross country season were announced by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

All-Academic Individual release | All-Academic Team release

Liza Greene '22 (Park City, Utah/Park City HS), Brigit Humphreys '21 (Sherman, Conn./New Milford HS) and Katie Jenkinson '23 (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks HS West) garnered individual selections. Student-athletes with all-academic distinction must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.30 on a 4.0 scale and finish in the top 25 percent of their respective regional championship meet.

Humphreys is a biochemistry major who helped lead the Continentals to finish in eighth place out of 38 teams at the 2019 NCAA Division III Atlantic Region Women's Cross Country Championship. She placed 11th out of 274 finishers in the regional race and went on to compete in the NCAA Division III championship the following week.

Greene ended up in 38th place and Jenkinson was 68th in the regional meet. Greene competed in all eight meets and posted a career-best 6-kilometer time at regionals. Jenkinson also competed in every meet as a first-year and recorded a personal-record time for a 6K course at the regional championships.

Hamilton collected all-academic team honors for the 12th 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 GPA of 3.10. The Continentals have a team GPA of 3.52.