Men’s Cross-Country Places Two on USTFCCCA All-Academic Team

BANNER ELK, N.C. -- The Lees-McRae College men's cross country team places two, Sondre Thorbergsen and Nathan Trimble, on the USTFCCCA All-Academic team for their efforts during the 2009 cross-country season.

Thorbergesen, a sophomore from Norway and majoring in Psychology and Sociology, and Trimble, a senior from Spring, Texas major in Wildlife Biology, qualified for All-Academic honors, by completing at least 12 semester/quarter hours through the semester of competition at the institution to be eligible. They must have at least a 3.25 cumulative grade point average and have placed in the top 30 percent of the total number of athletes eligible to compete at the respective regional championships or have placed in the top 50 percent of the field at the NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships.

The 152 USTFCCCA All-Academic honorees represent 78 schools around the country.