Four Cavaliers Named to All-ACC Academic Cross Country Teams
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Senior Stephanie Garcia, junior Catherine White and sophomore Morgane Gay were named to the 2009 Academic All-ACC Women’s Academic Cross Country Team, while senior Trey Miller was named to the men’s all-academic team, as announced by conference Commissioner John D. Swofford.
White, a biology major from Roanoke, Va., finished fourth for Virginia at the NCAA Cross Country Championships to earn All-America honors and become the highest finisher for the Cavaliers since Lesley Welch won the national title in 1982. She also won the 2009 NCAA Southeast Region Title – becoming the program’s first-ever individual regional champion – and earned Southeast Region Athlete of the Year honors for her accomplishments, another first for Virginia. At the ACC Championships, White finished runner-up to earn her first All-ACC honor.
Garcia is an English major from South Riding, Va., and is earning this league honor for the third time in her career. The senior placed 44th at NCAAs this year and 18th at Regionals – earning All-Southeast Region honors. At the conference championships, Garcia finished 18th.
Gay, hailing from Bethesda, Md., hasn’t declared a major yet. Finishing fourth at the ACC Championships, Gay earned all-conference honors, before garnering all-region honors with an eighth place finish at Regionals.
Miller, a foreign affairs major from Winston-Salem, N.C., finished 15th at the 2009 Atlantic Coast Conference Championships and scored for the Cavaliers at the regional and national championships. Miller finished 44th at the NCAA Regional Championships in Louisville, Ky., and crossed in 141st at the NCAA Championships.
To be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during their academic career.