Goucher's Men's Program Earns Academic Recognition

Goucher's Men's Program Earns Academic Recognition

Goucher's Men's Program Earns Academic Recognition

USTFCCCA Award for Minimum Cumulative Team GPA of 3.10

March 3, 2009

NEW ORLEANS, La. — Goucher's men's cross country program is being recognized by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association for the academic accomplishments of its student-athletes in 2008.

The USTFCCCA announced today that Goucher is on a list of 103 Division III cross country programs nationwide that have qualified for the organization's All-Academic Team Award which honors those programs in which the entire active roster attains a 3.10 or higher grade point average. The combined GPA of the runners on Goucher's men's cross country team in the fall was 3.27.

During the 15 years John Caslin has been the head coach of Goucher's cross country programs, his squads have earned a total of 20 All-Academic Team Awards — 10 by the women and now an equal number by the men.

Goucher is one of only two schools in the Landmark Conference from which the men's cross country program qualified for the All-Academic Team Award in 2008.