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Concord's Men’s Cross Country Earns All-Academic Honors from the USTFCCCA

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NEW ORLEANS, La. -

The Concord University men's cross country team was honored for its outstanding athletic and academic achievements during the 2013 season this week when the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association unveiled its All-Academic team and individual awards.

The Concord men had a 3.23 cumulative GPA in the fall, trailing only West Virginia Wesleyan as the second highest GPA in the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The Mountain Lions placed 13th at the NCAA Division II Atlantic Regionals.

To qualify as a USTFCCCA All-Academic Cross Country Team, the team must have had a cumulative team GPA of 3.00 or better and have compiled a team score at their respective NCAA regional championship.

Individually, senior Robby Peters earned USTFCCCA 2012 Division II Men's Cross Country All-Academic honors after his standout senior season.

In addition to his solid work in the classroom, Peters was named the WVIAC's Runner of the Year and was named the league's Runner of the Week five times. He just missed qualifying for the national championships by three spots when he placed 17th at the Atlantic Regional Championships.

To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team in Division II, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or greater through the most-recent semester, completed at least 12 credit hours in the semester of cross country competition, and placed in the top 50 percent at the most recent NCAA National Championships or in the top 30 percent at the NCAA Regional Championships.