NEW ORLEANS – The Lipscomb cross country squad has earned another accolade for the 2018 fall campaign as the men’s and women’s squads as well as junior Courtney Brenner were honored with All-Academic awards by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Thursday.
Brenner pulled off a rare double feat in 2018 by winning both the ASUN Individual title and being named the conference’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
She won the ASUN title with a blazing time of 17:42.7 in the 5K, helping lead the women to their seventh ASUN title in the last eight seasons.
The California native also earned All-Region honors at the NCAA South Region Championships after placing 19th overall with a time of 21:09.4 in the 6K.
The Dietetics major compiled a perfect 4.0 GPA in the classroom in route to being named the ASUN Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
In order to qualify for All-Academic distinction, student-athletes must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 on a 4.0 scale and finish in the top-25 (or 10 percent) at the NCAA Regional Championships or as an All-American at the NCAA Championships.
The men’s squad had a top-10 cumulative GPA in the nation at 3.57. Southern Illinois’ 3.67 topped the chart.
The women’s squad a top-15 placement in the country with their team GPA of 3.71. Radford led the nation with a 3.87 mark.