March 3, 2009
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The MIT men's and women's cross country teams were honored by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), as both teams received the USTFCCCA's All-Academic Team award. In addition, a number of student-athletes received individual accolades.
After finishing an astounding 10th overall in its first appearance at the NCAA National Championship, the women's cross country team earned the All-Academic Team award with a combined GPA of 3.44. Jennifer Doyle, Maria Monks and Jaqui Wentz were also named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic team. Wentz, the 2008 NEWMAC Runner of the Year, led the Engineers at the National Championship, finishing 54th overall, the highest finish by an MIT runner at the event in 10 years.
On the men's side, Tech garnered All-Academic Team honors with a 3.44 team GPA, after ending the season with an eighth-place finish at the Division III New England Championship. Hemagiri Arumugam, Yermie Cohen and Jake Ruzevick were also named to the All-Academic team individually.