NEW ORLEANS – The Georgia College women's cross country team was recently named to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic List. Freshman Taylor Roeck (Cumming, Ga.) also earned a spot on the individual All-Academic List for the USTFCCCA.
Roeck, a pre-mass communication major, came in first for the Bobcats in all but one race and had four top-20 overall finishes. The Bobcats as a team had a 3.37 GPA.
To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic 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.
To qualify as a USTFCCCA All-Academic Cross Country Team, the team must have had a cumulative team GPA of 3.00 or better and have compiled a team score at their respective NCAA regional championship.
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