NM State Menís and Womenís Cross Country Recognized for Academic Success
Courtesy: New Mexico State University  
Release:  02/21/2011

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State men's and women's cross country squads were recognized recently by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) for their academic achievements.

The Aggie men achieved a 3.41 GPA overall last season, which is tied for 21st in the country among cross country squads. The men were tied with Indiana University-Purdue from the Summit League and Depaul University from the Big East Conference.

"Academics are very important to us," head coach Orin Richburg said. "It shows the kids priorities carry out not only in athletics but in the classroom as well."

The NM State women finished with a 3.19 GPA overall, which is also near the top nationally among cross country teams.

"This achievement is a sign of how hard the kids work on and off the track," assistant coach Paul Harkins said. "It shows the kids have other priorities other than athletics.

During that span NM State also had 10 men and six women from the cross country team named Academic All-WAC (Western Athletic Conference).

Academic All-WAC Men:

Austin Brackeen, Sr.

Anthony Ellis, Jr.

Ryan Fenton, So.

Chris Galli, Jr.

James Hart, Jr.

Kevin Hemphill, So.

Victor Sanchez, Jr.

Robert Selph, So.

Trevor Serrao, So.

Kevin Taft, Jr.

Academic All-WAC Women:

Brittany Hurtado, Sr.

Adrienne Larson, So.

Chelsa McDonnell, So.

Caitlin Osborn, So.

Camille Schultz, So.

Courtney Schultz, So.

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