February 17, 2011

Two Receive 2010 Men’s Cross Country All-Academic Status

By: Brian DeCandia, Sports Information Graduate Assistant

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NEW ORLEANS – Georgia College men’s cross country junior Daniel Horseman (Cohutta, Ga.) and freshman Philip Laskey (Marietta, Ga.) garnered USTFCCCA 2010 Division II Cross Country All-Academic status Wednesday, Feb. 16.

To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team in Division II, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or greater through the most-recent semester, completed at least 12 credit hours in the semester of cross country competition, and placed in the top 50 percent at the most recent NCAA National Championships or in the top 30 percent at the NCAA Regional Championships.

Daniel has achieved a 3.67 GPA in outdoor education. Horseman ran in seven races, pacing the Bobcats in five of them. He finished first at the Young Harris College Invitational with a time of 27:52 and broke the school record with a time of 26:11 at the Augusta State University (ASU) Tri-Meet. 

Philip has achieved a 4.0 GPA and his major is undeclared. Laskey participated in seven of the teams eight races. He finished eighth at the Citadel Invitational with a time of 28:17 and ninth at the ASU Tri-Meet with a time of 26:28.

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