Cross Country Teams Garner Seventh Straight USTFCCCA Academic Honors

The Harvard men's cross country team holds the 10th-highest GPA in the nation (Photo: The Ivy League).

For the seventh straight season, both the Harvard men's and women's cross country teams received USTFCCCA All-Academic Team honors, the organization announced Monday.

The men’s squad was one of 145 teams to receive the award. Harvard’s combined team grade-point average of 3.491 ranks 10th in the nation and second only to Yale among Ivy League schools. The Ancient Eight had six schools on the men’s list while the Big East led all conferences with nine teams represented. Memphis led all men’s squads with a 3.65 team GPA.

200 women’s teams earned the accolade, led by Southern Mississippi, which compiled an impressive 3.79 team GPA. The Harvard women boasted a 3.507 team GPA, good for third among Ivy League schools, behind only Cornell and Yale. The Ivy League had seven schools represented on the women’s side.

For a team to be considered for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team award, it must have competed and compiled a team score at an NCAA Regional Championship and also have a minimum 3.00 team cumulative GPA.

To see the complete list of men's teams, click here.

To see the complete list of women's team, click here.