FAYETTEVILLE – For his outstanding work in the classroom, Lane Boyer has been named to the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches’ Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Team for the 2010 cross country season, as announced by the organization Monday afternoon. This marks the third career honor for Boyer who was also recognized in 2008 and 2009.
A native of Fredonia, Kan., Boyer carries a 3.865 cumulative grade-point average, boosted by a perfect 4.0 mark during the 2010 fall semester. He is enrolled in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences and is majoring in geology. In addition to his most recent accolade, he was also named a CoSIDA ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District honoree in 2010.
During the 2010 cross country season, Boyer tallied four top-15 finishes, including a season-best third-place showing at the Arkansas Invitational. Following his season-opening performance, he also had a 10th-place finish at the Stanford Invitational, a 12th-place finish at the Chile Pepper Festival and an eighth-place finish at the NCAA Regional Championships in Waco, Texas.
Boyer is one of three runners honored from the Southeastern Conference, joining Barnabas Kirui of Ole Miss and James Uthmeier of Florida. A total of 56 student-athletes representing 42 institutions were selected to the all-academic list.
To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade-point average of 3.25 and have either earned USTFCCCA All-America status or finished in the respective NCAA region’s top 15 (or top 10 percent) during the 2010 season.