ST. LOUIS - Principia College's Casey Powell has been named to the 2011 USTFCCCA (U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association) NCAA Division III All-Academic Cross Country Team.
Powell is the lone women's cross country student-athlete from the SLIAC to earn the honor.
A total of 183 student-athletes represent the 96 institutions that compose the group. Washington (Mo.) was the only team in the nation to qualify seven for the award. Williams and Middlebury was next in the order with six honorees. The NESCAC claimed 18 of the awards as the leader among conferences, followed by the UAA (16), SCIAC (14) and the MIAC (14).
Nine of the top ten finishers from the NCAA Cross Country Championships earned the All-Academic honor.
To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Cross Country Team, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.30 or greater through the most-recent semester and placed in the top 35 at the NCAA Regional Championships.