February 13, 2008

Two Runners Named to All Academic Team

New Orleans, LA--Lees-McRae men's cross country runners have received more awards on the year. Senior Lewis Martin (Charlottesville, VA), who raced to a 55th position in the 2007 National Championships, and classmate Josh Blanc (HopeMills, NC) were named to the 2007 NCAA Division II USTFCCCA Men's All-Academic Team as announced today by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

A total of 127 male student-athletes representing 67 Division II institutions are on this year's All-Academic team. Five of those 127 student-athletes finished in the top ten at the national meet; Aaron Braun-Adams State (2nd), Julius Nyango-Abilene Christian (3rd), Reuben Chebon Mwei-Adams State (4th), Nate Peck-Grand Valley State (7th) and Scott Dahlberg-Western State (10th).

To qualify for the individual All-Academic honors, the student-athlete must have completed 24 semester or 36 quarter hours and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale. The student-athletes must also finish in the top 30 percent of individual participants at their respective regional cross country championships.

Pictured top left: Lewis Martin

Pictured bottom: Josh Blanc