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Liberty Women's XC Named All-Academic Team
The 2011 Liberty women's cross country team has been recognized as a U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division I All-Academic Team, it was announced today.
To qualify for this honor, a squad must have a cumulative team GPA of 3.00 or higher and have started at least five runners at its respective regional championship. The Lady Flames met both criteria, boasting a 3.16 team GPA and placing 22nd at the NCAA Division I Southeast Regional Championship.
Liberty's successful 2011 season also included a runner-up finish at the Big South meet and an eighth-place showing at the ECAC meet. The Lady Flames have now finished in the top two at the Big South Championship for eight straight seasons, including four titles and four runner-up placings.
Redshirt junior Jennifer Klugh led the way for the Lady Flames, winning her second straight Big South individual title and earning all-region honors with a 20th-place finish at the NCAA Division I Southeast Regional Championship.
Klugh, a mathematics major with a 3.38 grade-point average, is also a standout in the classroom. She was named to the Big South All-Academic Team for the second straight year and earned a spot on the USTFCCCA Cross Country All-Academic Team as an individual.