FAYETTEVILLE – The Arkansas Razorback men’s cross country team picked up academic honors, it was announced by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches’ Association (USTFCCCA) last week.
The squad was given a USTFCCCA All-Academic Team award. For a team to be considered for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team award, they must have competed and compiled a team score at an NCAA Regional Championship and also have a minimum 3.00 team cumulative GPA.
Junior Lane Boyer and freshman Solomon Haile were named to the USTFCCCA Men’s All-Academic Team. Boyer, a geology major, finished eighth at the SEC Championships, seventh at the NCAA South Central Region Championships and competed with the team at the NCAA Championships.
Haile, enrolled in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, finished ninth at the SEC Championships, second at the NCAA South Central Region Championships and 48th at the NCAA Championships. He was named the 2009 SEC Men’s Cross Country Freshman of the Year.
The 58 USTFCCCA Men’s All-Academic honorees represent 35 schools around the country.
The award honors those student-athletes who have succeeded both academically and athletically. To be eligible for the award a student-athlete must carry a minimum 3.25 cumulative grade point average and must finish among the top 15 finishers (or top 10 percent) of the field at their respective NCAA regional meet.