Sandburg XC Teams, 7 Runners Earn All-Academic Awards From USTFCCCA

  Aaron Frey
  Thursday, June 11, 2020 12:07 PM

Galesburg, IL

Both Carl Sandburg College cross country teams and seven Chargers runners earned 2019 all-academic honors from the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) for their performance in the classroom during their fall season.

The Chargers men’s cross country team was named an NJCAA Division I Academic All-Scholar Team after posting a 3.663 grade point average during the fall semester. Sandburg’s women’s cross country squad also was named an Academic All-Scholar Team, recording a 3.332 GPA as a team in the fall.

Individually, four members of the Chargers men’s team were named USTFCCCA Scholar All-Americans: sophomore Andrew Hand (Woodhull, Ill./AlWood), sophomore Kevin White (Carthage, Ill./Illini West), sophomore Dixon Kiptoo (Eldoret, Kenya/Kipsangui Boys) and freshman Ryan Monson (Aledo, Ill./Mercer County).

Sophomores Annadoria Ledbetter (Oneida, Ill./ROWVA), Anna Marino (West Burlington, Iowa/Notre Dame) and Annie Sholl (Carthage, Ill./Illini West) earned women’s Scholar All-Americans honors.

Programs had to record at least a 3.0 team GPA during the fall semester to be named an Academic All-Scholar Team, and runners had to record a GPA of 3.40 or higher in the fall semester to be a Scholar All-American. 

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