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Men's Cross County Earns USTFCCCA Academic Plaudits

Men's Cross County Earns USTFCCCA Academic Plaudits

USTFCCCA All-Academic Awards

HAVERFORD, Pa. - The Haverford College men's cross country team was named one of the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches' Association (USTFCCCA) 2018 Division III Men's All-Academic Teams on Thursday afternoon.

To be considered an All-Academic Team, programs must have compiled a cumulative GPA of 3.10 or greater and competed and compiled a team score at an NCAA Regional Meet. The Fords were one of 178 men's teams to receive the honor following the 2018 cross country season. Haverford has a sustained history of earning the All-Academic Team award, as the program has won the overall Scholar Team of the Year three times (2007, 2010, 2011) and has earned the All-Academic Team designation in each year of the award's history dating back to 1996.

In addition to the Academic Team Award, Haverford saw four student-athletes earn All-Academic Individual designation. In order to qualify for this honor, student-athletes must have compiled a cumulative GPA of 3.30 and finished in the top 25 percent of their respective regional championship meet. Seniors Ryan Herlihy, Greg Morgan, and Graham Peet joined junior Sam McCalpin in receiving the honor.

Peet earns the honor for the fourth straight season, achieving the feat in each season of eligibility. Peet joins Chris Southwick '11 as Haverford runners to earn the award in all four of their cross country seasons. Herlihy and Morgan have now won the award in three consecutive seasons while McCalpin follows up his selection a year ago as a repeat winner. 

Last November, Haverford finished fourth overall at the NCAA Championships after a second place finish at the Mideast Regional, and a fifth consecutive Centennial Conference crown. The national podium finish was the seventh in program history.