Worcester, Mass. – The Clark University women's cross country team was one of 216 NCAA Division III teams named as one of United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Teams it was announced on Thursday.
In order to be selected, teams must have a minimum team grade point average of 3.10 on a 4.0 scale.
Clark had an overall team GPA of 3.56 – third highest among teams from the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC). Smith College turned in a team GPA of 3.59 and were followed by MIT (3.57) and then the Cougars.
Five different Clark runners - Diana Argiles-Castillo (San Jose, Costa Rica), Camille Bales (Portland, Ore.), Rachel Donnelly-Cokinos (Munsey, N.Y.), Liza French (Middleboro, Mass.) and Emily Monahan-Morang (Freeport, Maine) – earned academic all-conference honors, meaning they have an individual grade point average of 3.5 or higher.
On the course, 2016 proved to be a banner year for the Scarlet and White as they had their best finish at the NCAA Regionals in nine seasons and junior standout Kristen Glennie (Standish, Maine) set a new school record in the 6K (22:54). She also became just the fourth Clark student-athlete to earn all-conference honors with her 15th place showing at the league championship, leading the Cougars to their best finish (7th) since 1997.