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Women's Cross Country Receives NCAA Division I All-Academic Honors

Women's Cross Country Receives NCAA Division I All-Academic Honors

CONWAY, S.C. - The Coastal Carolina University women's cross country team was named to the Division I All-Academic Cross Country Team, the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced.  The Lady Chanticleers quaified for this honor by having a cumulative grade-point-average above a 3.0 and competing in an NCAA regional meet. 

Coastal was one of 145 women's cross country team in Division I to earn this honor.  The Lady Chanticleers had a 3.551 cumulative GPA after the spring semester.  They also have received this honor for the 10th consecutive season.

In addition to the team honor, freshman Julia Viellehner (Winhoring, Germany/Maria Ward Gymnasium) was named a 2006 Women's Cross Country Academic All-American by the organization.  To qualify for this honor, an individual has to have a 3.25 cumulative GPA and place in the top-15 or top-10 percent of an NCAA regional meet.

Viellehner, who has a 4.0 GPA in health promotions, earned All-America honors by finishing 11th in the NCAA Cross Country Championships in Terre Haute, Ind., with a time of 21:06.  She is the first runner in Coastal history and the first female in Big South history to be named an All-American in cross country