Harvard sophomores Daniel Chenoweth and Claire Richardson were named to the USATFCCA All-Academic Cross Country team, while both the Crimson men and women earned USTFCCA All-Academic honors.
To be eligible for the award a student-athlete must carry a minimum 3.25 cumulative grade point average and must finish in the top 15 finishers (or top 10%) of the field at their respective NCAA regional meet or attain All-American status at the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships.
Chenoweth finished sixth at the NCAA Northeast regional to earn a spot at the NCAA Championships. He had an outstanding showing at the national meet, finishing 42nd in a time of 30:14.8. He was 1.1 seconds and two places away from All-America honors. His time was one minute and 15 seconds faster than his 10k performance at the regional and it was the best finish since Ian Carswell was 17th in 1995. This is Chenoweth’s second academic honors, as he was named to the All-Academic Track and Field team last spring.
A total of 40 men’s student-athletes received All-Academic honors for the 2008 NCAA Division I Cross Country season, representing 34 different schools. The award honors those student-athletes who have succeeded both academically and athletically.
Harvard was one of a record total 110 divsion I men's programs to receive the USTFCCCA's All-Academic Team honor. For a team to be considered for the all-academic award, they must have completed and compiled a team score at the NCAA Regional Meet and have a minumum 3.00 team cumilative grade point average. On the women's side, the Crimson was one of a record 160 total programs to garner the honor.
This is Richardson’s second appearance on the all-academic cross country team. Richardson placed seventh at the NCAA Regional leading the Crimson to its best finish since the regional format began in 1997. She earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Championships where she finished 144th. He time was 14 seconds faster than her 6k qualifying time at the regional meet.
A total of 77 Division I female student-athletes received 2008 USTFCCCA Cross Country All-Academic honors, representing 52 Division I institutions.