USTFCCCA Hands Out Academic Honors
Feb. 14, 2012
NEW ORLEANS - Academic awards from this past cross country season were handed out this week by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, with the Husky women's team earning several honors.
The women's team as a whole earned All-Academic status, completing the fall quarter with a 3.34 grade point average. 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 started at least five runners at their respective NCAA regional championship.
Picking up individual All-Academic accolades were senior Christine Babcock, junior Lindsay Flanagan, and sophomore Justine Johnson. Student-athletes must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 and have either earned USTFCCCA All-America status or finished in the NCAA region's top-15 in 2011. Babcock, Flanagan, and Johnson all finished in the top-15 at West Regionals, helping UW win its fourth Regional title in a row en route to a second-place finish at the NCAA Championships.
Babcock, no stranger to academic honors, maintains a 3.93 cumulative GPA majoring in Early Childhood and Family Studies. This is her third USTFCCCA All-Academic honor for cross country. She became the first Husky named Pac-12 Scholar Athlete of the Year after the season. Johnson is a double major in English and History and owns a 3.67 GPA, picking up her second straight USTFCCCA honor. The award is the first for Flanagan, who carries a 3.32 GPA in Individualized Studies.
The three honors for Washington tied the Stanford women for most in the Pac-12 Conference.