CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT men's cross country team alongside five individual Engineers earned All-Academic awards from the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), as announced this afternoon by the association.
In total there were 268 men from 151 Division III teams who collected USTFCCCA All-Academic honors. To earn the accolade, student-athletes must have a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher – on a 4.0 scale – and finish in the top 25-percent at their respective regional meet.
Individually, senior Matthew Deyo (Syracuse, N.Y.), juniors Colin Godwin (Cary, N.C.) and Rory Beyer (San Mateo, Calif.) and sophomores Alexander Knoedler (Canon City, Colo.) and Cooper Sloan (Sunnyvale, Calif.), were all featured on the USTFCCCA's All-Academic awards list.
As a team, MIT ranked tied for second among 151 programs for their cumulative GPA. The Engineers combined for a 3.67 GPA which was just behind Ithaca College (3.697) and tied with Principia College (3.67).
The Engineers finished the 2015 season with a 19th place finish at the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships and closed out as No. 21 in the final USTFCCCA Coaches Poll of the campaign.