Cross Country Teams Lead WCC in All-Academic Selections

Cross Country Teams Lead WCC in All-Academic Selections

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Santa Clara cross country continued its strong academic performance by earning 16 spots on the 2016 West Coast Conference All-Academic Teams, announced by the WCC Thursday. Ryan Greenough was named to the All-Academic Team for his third career academic award, which includes a selection to the 2015 All-Academic Team and a 2014 Honorable Mention.

Greenough, a mechanical engineering major, carries a 3.92 GPA. Santa Clara had five other runners earn an accolade for the second time in their careers — Andrew Melendez, Noah Westfall, Karen Mac, Allison Martinez and Marisa Rudolph — while Kaitlyn Kuehn earned her third academic award.

"I'm really proud of everyone's effort in the classroom," head coach Felipe Montoro said. "Our team works very hard to maintain the healthiest balance possible between being a student and an athlete."

Between the two teams, Santa Clara had five more runners recognized for their work in the classroom than any other conference program. The men had at least three more runners and the women had at least two more runners honored than any other program.

MEN'S HONORABLE MENTIONS: Wilder Boyden, Aaron Brumbaugh, Andrew Melendez (second straight), John O'Hagan, Brynn Sargent, Noah Westfall (second straight)

WOMEN'S HONORABLE MENTIONS: Christine Cremer, Jamie Ferris, Julia Green, Kaitlyn Kuehn (third straight), Bevin McCullough, Karen Mac (2015 All-Academic Team), Allison Martinez (second straight), Marisa Rudolph (second straight), Julia Wood

Santa Clara competes for the 2016 West Coast Conference Championships Friday morning in San Diego.


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