Whitworth Cross Country Honored by USTFCCCA

Whitworth Cross Country Honored by USTFCCCA

by Brandon Loiler, Sports Information Assistant

SPOKANE, Wash. – The men's and women's Whitworth cross country teams along with three women's individual runners were honored by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association for achieving over a 3.30 GPA in addition to competing at the NCAA Division III West Regional meet. Kayla Leland, Thais Pedro-Trujillo, and Bailey Scott were recognized as All-Academic individuals for their performances in the classroom as well as on the course. 

The men worked their way to an impressive 3.50 team GPA to be the 29th of 173 teams to earn All-Academic honors.

The women, with a 3.62 team GPA, finished 20th out of 216 teams to be recognized. The women finished first at the West Regional with 81 points, six points ahead of Claremont Mudd-Scripps. 

To be recognized as an All-Academic team, the team must compete in the regional championships for Division III and achieve over a 3.30 GPA. 

Kayla Leland, in addition to All-American recognition for her 12th place finish at the NCAA Div. III National Championships, was recognized as All-Academic. She finished third at the West Regional championships. Bailey Scott and Thais Pedro Trujillo finished 10th and 16th en route to a first place team finish. There were 374 women recognized as All-Academic by the USTFCCCA. 

The honor is given to individuals who finish in the top 25% at the NCAA Regional Championship in addition to achieving above a 3.3 GPA. 

Click here for the full list of All-Academic honorees chosen by the USTFCCCA.