February 29, 2008

MIT Earns USTFCCCA All-Academic Team Awards After Successful XC Campaign

Feb. 29, 2008

NEW ORLEANS, La. - MIT's men's and women's cross country teams were honored by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) for an outstanding season in the classroom and on the field.

The men's team received the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team award after posting the highest grade point average in the country, at any level, with a combined GPA of 3.68. Hemagiri Arumugam, Jake Ruzevick, Yermie Cohen and Joseph Roy-Mayhew were named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team after leading the Engineers' to a national ranking during the season and a seventh-place finish at the New England regional.

MIT was also one of a record 141 schools to earn the USTCCCA All-Academic Team award on the women's side. The Engineers boasted the third-highest GPA in the country at 3.68 and finished an all-time best sixth overall at the New England Championships. Elizabeth Finn, Jennifer Doyle and Maria Monks were selected to the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team. Finn qualified as an individual for the NCAA Championships where she finished 100th overall.