Goucher's Women's Program Earns Academic Recognition

Goucher's Women's Program Earns Academic Recognition

USTFCCCA Award for Minimum Cumulative Team GPA of 3.10

NEW ORLEANS, La. — Goucher's women's cross country program was recognized today by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association for the academic accomplishments of its student-athletes in 2009.

According to a USTFCCCA announcement, Goucher was one of 153 Division III women's cross country programs nationwide that qualified for the organization's All-Academic Team Award which honors those in which the entire active roster attains a 3.10 or higher grade-point average. The combined GPA of Goucher's female runners during the fall semester was 3.54.

During the 16 years John Caslin has been head coach of Goucher's cross country programs, his squads have earned a total of 22 All-Academic Team Awards — the one today was the 11th for his women.

Goucher is one of only three schools in the Landmark Conference from which the women's cross country program qualfied for the All-Academic Team Award for 2009.