Lauren Endersen has one of Utah's top grade point averages.
Feb. 27, 2008
NEW ORLEANS - The Utah women's cross country team has been honored as a 2007 USTFCCCA All-Academic Team, it was announced by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
Utah led the Mountain West Conference schools with a 3.62 grade point average, which also ranked 13th in the nation.
"I am extremely proud of this honor earned by our women's cross country team. All of these young women are prime examples of the term `student-athlete.' They work very hard to maintain this high level of academic performance in some of the most rigorous academic programs offered at the University of Utah. They are very coachable and serve as great role models to everyone who supports the University of Utah athletics program.
"Junior Lauren Endersen has maintained a perfect 4.00 GPA, while majoring in Pre-Med, throughout her entire collegiate career. Freshman Alexis Davis earned a 4.00 GPA in her first semester at Utah. She is majoring in Pre-Pharmacy. Like our entire team, they work hard at everything they do. To earn a perfect 4.00 GPA as a student-athlete at this level speaks well of their character and commitment to excellence as well-rounded individuals."
All nine of Utah's team members who competed at the MWC cross country championships in the fall were honored with all-MWC academic accolades earlier this month.
For a team to be considered for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team award, they must have competed and compiled a team score at an NCAA Regional Meet. The team must also have a minimum 3.00 team cumulative grade point average.